Fr. Ronald J. Boudreaux, SJ
Fr. Ronald J. Boudreaux, SJ

What has been the greatest grace of your Jesuit vocation?
I think the greatest grace for me has been that of complete surrender to God in all that I do. I’ve discovered how peaceful life can be when one does not have to worry about it. On a daily basis, I converse with people who simply do not understand that God continues to bless us as we journey. Many worry about work, money, health, family, drugs, politics, you name it. One of the greatest ministries I do is to teach hope to those who seem to have no hope. Our ministry involves teaching people to pray regularly so that the grace of trust in God can be given to them. Personally, I have found that prayer changes the one who prays. A regular habit of prayer will do wonders to lift people’s spirits in this troubled world. I encourage people to trust in God, to give in to God’s will for their lives. I can only do that because I do trust that God is active in building his kingdom from moment to moment. The grace of complete surrender has been a great gift to me. I could not have earned it. It has been a pure gift from God.

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