Attributed to Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ (1907–1991) 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 […]
From a journal entry dated 8 January 2014: My vocation is to be loved; so loved that I can love without fear; be a beacon of Truth, accepting and bearing rejection, hatred, anger, for the sake of souls… to be a mother who will love her children enough to bear their tantrums, misunderstanding, and anger in order to mold them into souls reflecting Jesus Christ. I have no doubt that the transformation God will work in me will be this: that I […]
“Why do you love Me?” I love God because of the many things He does for me… He is my rescuer, my liberator, my saviour. But I still do not love Him for Him apart from anything He does for me. “Would you be willing to remain in chains if I asked you to?” I long for freedom from concupiscence, I yearn to grow in holiness that I might stop fearing suffering… I’ve got it all backwards without realising. I do not […]
Here’s a prayer of incredible love and beauty. I hope that one day I will pray like this and mean it. “My God, here I am before You, poor, little, stripped of everything. Here I am at Your feet, sunk in the depths of my own nothingness. I wish I had something to offer You, but I am nothing but wretchedness! You, You are everything. You are my wealth. My God, I thank You for having willed that I should be nothing […]
Praise the Lord, but praise Him from the very roots of your being, that is, let not only your tongues and voices praise the Lord, but also your consciences, your lives, and all that you do.
God is near. God is here. God dwells among you. God dwells within you. He is what you long for, hunger for, thirst for. Seek no longer and let yourself be found by the very answer you sought. Be found by Truth. Be held by Love. Be adored by Beauty. Enter God’s presence in you and the chains that bind you will fall away.
I ever posses, and take with me everywhere, the God of my heart and the Heart of my God.
It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love for your dream for the adventure of being alive. It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon… I want to know if you have touched the centre of your […]
It’s about to become 2014 in less than half an hour. What will I remember 2013 for? There are so many things to be grateful for. But I am learning to measure all things in terms of how I have been brought closer to God. And from this perspective, the great lesson for me in 2013 has been about letting it be. No matter how hard I try, there are obstacles within myself that I cannot overcome. Let it be. Even when I can […]
It is great wisdom to know how to be silent. Look at neither the remarks nor the deeds nor the lives of others.