"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

"Do what you are doing."

I'm told the saying 'do what you are doing' is a Jesuit maxim regarding the will of God. 
I came upon the following quote from the Jesuit priest, Walter Ciszek which may help explain the matter a little better:
 “God’s will was not hidden somewhere ‘out there’ . . . the situations [in which I found myself] were his will for me. What he wanted was for me to accept these situations as from his hands, to let go of the reins and place myself entirely at his disposal.” - Ciszek
It is amazing what obstacles the Lord removes when we let go trying to control everything and everyone.
Photo:  Fr. Walter Ciszek


  1. A Random Friar8:09 AM

    Age quod agis: a great Latin phrase. A more modern translation would be "Focus, Pinky, Focus!"

    St. Catherine's dialogues also has a great discourse on how God's will is present in everything before us, and how our answer is also potentially in every situation.

  2. For me a big step was learning to listesn to the little nudgings and whispers of the Holy Spirit, and trustingthat is the right thing to do/way to go..

    I've had so many cool things happen because of that.....

    Lots of times God WANTS us to be in a certain place in a certain to do a certain thing FOR HIM..us humans will come up with a thousand excuses why we CAN'T instead of saying "yes, show me."


  3. Reminds me of Abandonment to Divine Providence by de Caussade.

  4. I love Fr. Ciszek.
    May he be raised to the Altar one day!

  5. Padre: He is on his way. He is a Servant of God.


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