April 17, 2012

Waking Up

"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 mornings, 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.

When you do, you will know. When love stirs ever fiber of your being, everything is different. You feel different, refreshed, as if you had drunk some rainwater. Life itself makes you giddy, laughing comes more easily, and you'll wonder why you are smiling so much. It's like being tireless, excited, invigorated, and breathless all at once. So, fall in love with someone, with your life, and stay there. It's just the beginning.