Fall In Love – A Prayer for Lent by Father Pedro Arrupe

by Christine Sine
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The following prayer may seem like an unusual one to publish as a Lenten prayer but Lent is meant to be about re-evaluating our life focus and more than that about reconciling ourselves to the love of God as I mentioned in the post United by Love Not Doctrine

Recognizing the depth of God’s love as it is expressed in the story of Jesus walk towards the Cross, falling in love with this God whose love has not limits, really does change everything in a way that is totally transformative of our lives.

The prayer is attributed to Father Pedro Arrupe (1903- 1991) from the Basque region of Spain who became the 28th Superior General of the Society of Jesus. I was first given this prayer on a card several years ago but have recently also come across it on Ignatian Spirituality.com

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 weekend,

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.

 

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7 comments

Michelle Authier March 27, 2015 - 5:18 am

Fr. Arrupe has it right: Love.

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Christine Sine March 27, 2015 - 6:15 am

Yes I think so too

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Crowing Crone March 28, 2015 - 3:44 am

Where your treasure is, there will your heart be. A very thoughtful prayer. I had not known of it and thank you for posting it.

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Christine Sine March 28, 2015 - 6:43 am

Your welcome

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TMA May 7, 2015 - 5:37 am

To think, that we have/had to learn love for Someone who loved us before the Foundation of the world. How amazing, how thought provoking!! Oh how I love Jesus, because He first loved me!!

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Christine Sine May 7, 2015 - 5:42 am

Amen

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