September 26, 2005

Falling in Love

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.

Attributed to Pedro Arrupe, S.J. (1907-1991)

6 comments:

Twyla said...

I like this a lot. It points out to me how I have let my love grow cold. My love is in need of being rekindled.

isaiah said...

M-

This says it all...with such clarity and wisdom. Perhaps Pedro Arrupe has written no clearer than anyone else before or since on "Love".

Thank you for the gem-

Gretchen Coleman said...

I love this and have printed it out to put beside my computer.

I have recently fallen in love again and know the above is true. I am in love with a sense of purpose and movement towards my center. I can feel that movement. And what is also cool about it is my soulmate, my husband Jim, can feel it too and he is responding as well.

Jon said...

Excellent quote. I just might borrow it for the quotes at the top of my site next time I change them.

garnet said...

In a complex, relative, non-spiritual culture and world, it's easy to forget the simple reason for absolutes. not dogma, but a spiritual goal, which feeds all hours and days with selfles purity and direction. Thank you for the reminder...

Larry said...

He said it like it was/is for me; it's my life history-- since 1956.
I sometimes fear that Ellie loves me best, but I love God best. It's the only way I could learn to love anybody.