For Ignatius, the loving God is very active in our lives, seeking to heal us and bring us closer. He encourages us to enter the gospel scenes with the help of our imaginations and thus get to know Jesus personally as a friend whom we can trust and say anything to. This enables us to bring him into our ordinary everyday lives today. Life and prayer become integrated, prayer making more sense of life and life entering into prayer.
The experience of Jesus active in our lives leaves us intensely grateful and asking, 'what can I do for Christ?' The answer comes back, 'work with me.' Jesus desires a kingdom of peace, justice and love. He asks our help to bring this about. So Ignatian spirituality is a spirituality of service. Our sphere of action with Jesus might be within our own home - helping love, peace and justice to reign there. Usually it is also in some wider field. But always it will be working with him to bring his values more completely into our world.