Today, I share with you a quote that hangs on the wall of my office at eye level as I work at my computer. Perhaps you’ve seen it. Even though I see it every day when I come to work, it still speaks to me profoundly, and helps me to remember what is truly important, even in the midst of preparing to teach three NEW courses starting next week!!
Nothing is more practical than finding God,
that is, 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 will do with your evenings,
how you will 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.
Origin uncertain: formerly attributed to Pedro Arrupe, S.J. (1907-1991)
Superior General of the Society of Jesus 1961-1984