Saturday, 1 February 2014

This month's Jesuit

As part of their bicentennial commemorations the British Jesuits have produced a calendar of twelve well-known Jesuits from the past 200 years. They include theologians, writers, campaigners and pastors.

This month highlights Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ (1907-1991) who became Superior General in 1965. Among his best-known writings is the following reflection...

Nothing is more practical than finding God,
That is, than falling in a 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 mornings,
What you will do with your evenings,
How you spend your weekends,
What you read,
Who 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.

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