Quote for Ash Wednesday: Alfred Delp on Seeking the Way of Jesus

Alfred_DelpThis is seed-time, not harvest. God sows the seed, and some time or other he will do the reaping. The one thing I must do is to make sure the seed falls on fertile ground. And I must arm myself against the pain and depression that sometimes almost defeats me. If this is the way God has chosen-and everything indicates that it is-then I must willingly and without rancor make it my way.

-Father Delp (died 1945) was a German Jesuit priest condemned to death by the Nazis in Berlin, Germany.