Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Falling in love - S.J. Pedro Arrupe

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 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.

S.J. Pedro Arrupe (1907 - 1991) Spain
Fr. Arrupe was appointed Jesuit superior and novice master in Japan in 1942 and was living in suburban Hiroshima when the atomic bomb fell in August 1945. He was one of eight Jesuits who were physically located within the blast zone of the bomb when it occurred, and all 8 survived the destruction.

Fr. Arrupe described that event as "a permanent experience outside of history, engraved on my memory.” Father Arrupe used his medical skills to help those who were wounded or dying. (source: Wikipedia)

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