Some of my favorite authors about spirituality aren’t Protestant like me, but Catholic, such as Henri Nouwen and Thomas Merton. There are obviously things about Catholicism that I don’t agree with, but I like these particular authors because the way they write is simple and easy to understand, yet profound and beautiful. Today, I stumbled upon a quote I love, from a Spanish Catholic leader and writer named Pedro Arrupe:
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 evening, how you spend your weekends, what you read, whom 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.