Thursday, February 14, 2013

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 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, SJ


I discovered this poem this past August when I was at the 8 day silent retreat.
The eight days of silence with The One who loves me most.
I was reminded of it earlier this week when I received it in an email.

I am in deeply, madly in love with God these days,
with my Sweet Mama Jesus,
with the ever-present, ever-moving Sarayu, Spirit of God.
Sweet secrets, deep secrets, dark secrets, all sacred, always sacred.

On this day of celebrating love,
my prayer is that I will fall deeper in love
with The Lover of My Soul,
the one who holds my hand in this dark hour,
who wipes my every tear,
who hears my heart's deepest cries
and who is always with me.
No matter what.
No matter what.

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