Nothing is more practical than finding God, than falling in Love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, whom you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in Love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.
— attrib. Fr. Pedro Arrupe SJ

The Invitation Podcast is an ecumenical spiritual formation resource serving the local church and prisons of West Michigan and abroad to create time and space for God that we may fall in love with God in an “absolute and final way.” 

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What is spiritual formation?

Spiritual formation is that arena of discipleship that focuses on a person's inner being for the sake of outward behavior. Each of us are being formed by something each day: people, society, culture in small and large ways, our successes and failures, sorrows and delights. The purpose of Christian formation is that we might be fundamentally first and foremost transformed by the love of God. 
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What is spiritual direction?

Spiritual direction is a sacred conversation in which a director helps you discern the voice of God. In our busy, distracted, lonely and anxious society, most of us need extra help creating time and space to listen to God’s voice. A spiritual director offers guidance through those things that help and hinder your deeper sense of God. This help is specific to your unique, personal journey as you and a director ask together, who is God for you right now
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