Fr Arrupe Analysis

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When reading this excerpt from Fr. Arrupe, the Prayer for Generosity immediately begins to ring in my head. Each morning at 8:00, I would stand in unison with my peers and speak these words, only to later understand the greater meaning behind them. “To give and not to count the cost,” - this particular line comes to mind when I recall what it means to be men and women with and for others. This ideal of true altruism suggests that one performs tasks for others without seeking praise, reward, or acknowledgement. There in an emphasis on selflessness in the words of Fr. Arrupe, for he states that being a man or woman for others means believing that love of self or of God, which isn't based on justice for those most in need, is a mockery. It is a blessing to…show more content…
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