Our earliest companions, even though they considered themselves weak and fragile and originating from many different places, found the will of God together amid great diversity of opinion. What enabled them to find God’s will was their “decided care and alertness to initiate a completely open way” and to offer themselves fully to it for the greater glory of God. Thus they began a narrative; they lit a fire, (…) Despite the differences, what unites us as Jesuits is Christ and the desire to serve him: not to be deaf to the call of the Lord, but prompt and ready to do his most holy will. He is the unique image of the unseen God, capable of revealing himself everywhere; and in a tantalizing culture of images, he is the single image that unites us. Jesuits know who they are by looking at him. (GC 35, D 2, 2)
Grow, Jesus, grow in me. In my spirit, in my heart, in my imagination, in my senses. Grow in me in your gentleness, in your purity, in your humility, your zeal, your love. Grow in me with your grace, your light and your peace. Grow in me for the glorification of your Father for the greater honor of God.