Sunday, March 17, 2013

Fall in Love

We recently came across these words attributed to Pedro Arrupe, SJ, who was the Father General when our new Holy Father was a young Jesuit.

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.

In these days we pray for our new Pope Francis I. May he be one after the Lord's own heart. May he lead us in the ways of truth and true love and faithfulness to Christ Jesus our Lord.