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Our Morning Offering – 10 October – The Memorial of St Francis Borgia S.J. (1510-1572)

Our Morning Offering – 10 October – The Memorial of St Francis Borgia S.J. (1510-1572)

Teach Me Your Ways
Pedro Arrupe, S.J.

Teach me Your way of looking at people:
as You glanced at Peter after his denial,
as You penetrated the heart of the rich young man
and the hearts of Your disciples.

I would like to meet You as You really are,
since Your image changes those with whom You
come into contact.
Remember John the Baptist’s first meeting with You?
And the centurion’s feeling of unworthiness?
And the amazement of all those who saw miracles
and other wonders?

How You impressed Your disciples,
the rabble in the Garden of Olives,
Pilate and his wife
and the centurion at the foot of the cross. . . .

I would like to hear and be impressed
by Your manner of speaking,
listening, for example, to Your discourse in the
synagogue in Capharnaum
or the Sermon on the Mount where Your audience
felt You “taught as one who has authority.”

Teach me Your way O Lord!

teach me your ways o lord - pedro arrupe sj - 10 oct 2017 - no 2

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Pedro Arrupe SJ

Pedro Arrupe SJ, superior general of the Jesuits from 1965-1983, died on this day in 1991.


He guided the Society through the tumultuous post-Vatican II years.   He called for a renewed commitment to the Society’s roots in the Spiritual Exercises and he oriented the Jesuits toward service to the poor and to refugees.

He had a charismatic personality and was beloved by many in the Society and outside it.

He articulated the goal of Jesuit education as training “men and women for others”:

“………men and women who will live not for themselves but for God and His Christ—for the God-human who lived and died for all the world;  men and women who cannot even conceive of love of God which does not include love for the least of their neighbours;  men and women completely convinced that love of God which does not issue in justice for others is a farce.” (Pedro Arrupe: Essential Writings, Kevin Burke, Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books 2004, p. 173)

Let love be genuine;  hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good;  love one another with mutual affection;  outdo one another in showing honour………Romans 12:9-10

Are you complacent, too accepting of things as they are?   Talk to God about this.