It is not hard to obey when we love the one whom we obey.
When Ignatius understood that God did not wish him to remain at Jerusalem, he began to consider what he should do. The plan he approved and adopted was to enter upon a course of study in order to be better fitted to save souls.
Little by little he came to recognize the difference between the spirits that agitated him, one from the enemy and one from God.
Up to his twenty-sixth year, the heart of Ignatius was enthralled by the vanities of the world. His special delight was in the military life, and he seemed led by a strong and empty desire of gaining for himself a great name.
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Hartley William Shawcross