"When it comes to daily life, God's will is not some abstract idea to
be figured out, or puzzled over or even discerned. Rather, God's will is
what is presented before us every day. God's will for us was the 24 hours of each day: the people, the
places, the circumstances he set before us in that time. Those were the
things God knew were important to him and to us at that moment, and
those were the things upon which he wanted us to act, not out of any
abstract principle or out of any subjective desire to "do the will of
God." No, these things, the 24 hours of this day, were his will; we had
to learn to recognize his will in the reality of the situation.
The plain and simple truth is that his will is what he actually wills to
send us each day, in the way of circumstances, places, people and
problems. The trick is to learn to see that -- not just in theory, or
not just occasionally in a flash of insight granted by God's grace, but
every day. "
-James Martin, S.J. reflecting on Walter Ciszek, S.J.'s revelation in a labor camp in the Soviet Union The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life