At a young age, he was ambitious. He dreamed to be a warrior. His ideals life were ride horse with steel vest and spear in tournament, hunted with completed by duel, enjoyed the music and did hidden affairs with women, etc. Also, he was tough guy. He did surgery without anesthetic for his proud.
Broken Legs as a turning point
There was just book of the lives of the saints. And he started to read them and imagined saint’s life.
I thought he was still the same guy, with a strong character and has a big desire. The different is he changed his attentions, not about “himself”, but “God itself”.
What I am interested in..
When his aunty, Maria Velasco warned him, “Inigo, you never learn to be a wise man before somebody broke your legs.”
I believe God wants something good in us, perfectly like Him. He called each of us to come to HIM but the way (lesson and time) of HIS called are differ with one another. This message made me reflect about my turning point of life when HE called me.
#2. A life of prayer, penance and fasting
……The most thing he would like to do, after he cured was went to Jerusalem, with a penance and fasting. ……”
To be honest, it is difficult to me to have discipline time for praying and fasting. When I read this message, it reminds me for just do it. It is not only for my proud that I can do it, but for God’s glory and makes myself closer with HIM.
#3. He loved to learn and share it to others
“He learned two years in Barcelona. After that, he learned more about philosophy for one and a half years in Alkala. Also, he continued to study at university in Paris.”
Keep learning. That is what I get from this message. And what I learn is nothing if I do not share it to others.
What I want to explore more
How is the way to do it in every single day?
Do examen ..?
Write a journal …?
I know that.
I do not want it just stay in my mind;
or stuck in my mouth but make it happen in my daily life.
I am trying my best, dude.