Practice Examen

Begin with a pause and a slow, deep breath or two; become aware that you are in the presence of the Holy.

From my interactions with the people and world around me;
– what experiences of my culture, race, ethnicity, or faith tradition have I had today?
– what experiences of other cultures, races, ethnicities, or faith traditions did I have today?

How have I been enriched because of the experiences?
How have I been challenged?

Did these experiences cause me to feel closer to – or further from others?
Did these experiences cause me to feel closer to – or further from God?

What might God be saying to me through these experiences?

How can I honor the gifts of my cultural heritage tomorrow?
How can I honor the gifts of other cultures that God has bestowed upon me?

Adapted from https://www.xavier.edu/jesuitresource/ignatian-resources/the-examen-for-diversity