In these Spiritual Exercises, when seeking the Divine Will, it is much better and more advantageous that the Creator and Lord should communicate to the devout soul, inflaming it with His love and praise, and disposing it for the way in which it will be better able to serve Him in the future. Thus, the one who is giving the Exercises should not turn or incline to one side or the other, but standing in the center like a needle on a scale so as to allow the Creator to act directly with the creature, and the creature with his/her Creator and Lord.For more, see Christian Classics Ethereal Library at Wheaton College. Note that "All of the files linked here are in the public domain. Copy freely."
BTW, I'm tempted to blog on why almost any nation that invests in weapons of mass destruction has just wasted a great deal of money. All of them provide less "bang for the buck" than conventional weapons. Nuclear weapons rot as they sit in silos (nuclear decay ...), Hitler never found a time he could use his nerve gas stockpiles effectively against military targets, biological agents are best used against populations that are less healthy than one's own ...
Even the printed information on fusion weapons (that focused on light pressure as the key to fusion) was misdirection. A nation-state has much better things it can do with wealth.
With rare exceptions (the capital of South Korea is within mortar range of the border with North Korea), that rule holds.
Anyway, the topic is away from the core of what I blog about, but I thought I would mention it. The times when a country should invest in nuclear weapons instead of conventional (or, better, infrastructure such as schools, roads, water and power) are extremely limited. I do not see anyone looking at the issues in those terms.
May we have it, may we share it, may all find it.
Lord, make me a channel of thy peace,
that where there is hatred, I may bring love;
that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness;
that where there is discord, I may bring harmony;
that where there is error, I may bring truth;
that where there is doubt, I may bring faith;
that where there is despair, I may bring hope;
that where there are shadows, I may bring light;
that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort
than to be comforted;
to understand, than to be understood;
to love, than to be loved.
For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life