Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fall in love. Stay in love.

In the past week Teresa and I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary.  Earlier in the month we were visiting our alma mater, University of Scranton, a Jesuit institution, for her reunion. So what better way to celebrate love of my wife and that of the Jesuits than with this quote from the late Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J.
 “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 will 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.” 
Pedro Arrupe, S.J, 28th Superior General of the Society of Jesus from 1965-1983.

So who or what are you in love with?

1 comment:

Meredith Gould said...

I know everyone on the planet also loves this quote from Arrupe, but I really and truly DO love it. It has been posted on my refrigerator for years -- that's proof, right? The trick is remembering to contemplate and live its truth.

Moving right along and speaking of love, you and Teresa have one of the best growing up with/in/through love stories ever . I'm sure I'm not the only one who has been healed by the privilege of seeing your friendship and love for one another.