One heartening aspect of Ignatian spirituality is the understanding that God meets us where we are! What does this mean? God does not wait until we conquer our doubts and our fears, or resolve our sinful issues, or commit to regular religious practices. His ‘call’ for us to follow and be with him is ongoing and unwavering. We need not allow our weaknesses and failures to hinder us, nor let our perceived sense of unworthiness inhibit our response to this powerful beckoning. We don’t need to ‘fix’ everything before responding to God’s invitation. He created us, loves us, knows us, and is involved in our everyday living. He pursues us out of love, just as he summoned the first disciples amid their ordinary lives. We can’t hide our real selves from God, so let us gratefully recognize that he continues to call us and want us, just as we are right now.