The reason why we are often unaware of God’s call, or even of God’s action in our lives, is that we live our lives forward, but we only understand them backward. It is only by prayerfully looking back on the events of our lives that we come to understand them and the significance of all the twists and turns, false starts and dead-ends, and surprises and disappointments that comprise our lives.
--Br. Charles J. Jackson, S.J.
Quotation source: Loyola Institute for Spirituality, Facebook page, July 24, 2017