When I opened up my Word of God Everyday email this morning and saw the quote from St. Ignatius of Loyola, I have to admit I was surprised:
grant that I may see you more clearly,
love you more dearly,
follow you more nearly.
Do you know how many times I sang those words back in the 1970s at folk Mass? We were pretty regularly doing the songs from Godspell in those days, and ‘Day By Bay’ was one of the all-time favorites among teens and parents alike. But back then I didn’t realize the words of that song were taken from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.
I think I’ll break out my guitar and give this one a reprise. Does anyone have a tambourine?