Letters From a Young Catholic

My reflections as a Catholic young adult passionate about the Faith, seeking to grow in knowledge and understanding of God and discerning the will of the Lord in my life.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Quote of the Day

The following is adapted from The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, translated by Louis Delmage SJ; Joseph Wagner Inc., 1968.

"It is fundamentally dishonest to try to lead God in the direction of your own crooked design.

It is a preposterous fallacy to decide first to obtain a husband or wife, or a source of income, or take up a particular kind of work, and then-afterwards-decide how to serve God in such a situation. Your 'ends' and 'means' are topsy-turvy, and this line of action simply does not lead to God."