In preparing to write this statement I found myself continually delaying its writing. I kept procrastinating. I really was not sure I was good enough to write about the magis. But then it struck me: for sure I am not good enough, but something else was at work.
I believe part of my Jesuit training at Canisius combined with my personality resulted in a certain humble style, a reluctance to talk about myself. I believe this humility is a part of the Jesuit tradition as evidenced by Pope Francis and Rev. Adolfo Nicholas, S.J., the Jesuits’ superior general.
As I continued to reflect on this, I realized I needed to be more humble: more understanding, more patient, more reflective in my daily life. I realized where I have fallen short. But my preparation in writing this helped me understand where I need to search for the magis.