Heliotropium: Conformity of the Human Will to the Divine Fr. Jeremias Drexelius, SJ
Like the heliotropium, an ancient form of sunflower that constantly turned its face toward the sun, so the will of man should be constantly turned towards God - to know and follow His Holy Will. Failure to recognise and accept the Will of God can condemn a soul to misery. Conformity to God's Holy Will, on the other hand, brings peace and contentment to the human heart and is the key to holiness and salvation.
In this famous classic, Fr. Jeremias Drexelius, S.J. tells how to recognise God's Will, how we should conform ourselves to it, the hindrances we encounter and the assistances we receive towrd accepting it, and the great benefits that we derive from this conformity.
The key to happiness and peace is the conviction that God has a Will for us and that our greatest good is to be derived by discovering what that Will is.