Seeking God in All Things
THEOLOGY AND SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
Fr. William Reiser, SJ
The practice of spiritual direction assumes a theology of the Holy Spirit, a theology of revelation and the Church, and a theology of prayer. Seeking God in All Things explores each of these themes as the underpinnings of spiritual direction and examines what makes the Christian religious experience distinctive.
Since not every experience of God bears a Christian imprint, Reiser, asks whether and in what way a Christian might be able to assist someone who is not Christian develop his or her interior life. This question looks beyond suggesting the concrete steps a person might take in initiating, nurturing, and solidifying a way of praying. It looks, rather, toward the fundamental issue of helping others as they discover and deepen their relationship to the mystery of God.