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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Longing for God

I am convinced that we all long for God, but that many do not know what this longing is and seek other things that never satisfy. They feel empty and so turn to drink or food or other things to try to satisfy that inner craving that they have not yet realized is really an intense desire for God. We are made for God and our hearts are restless until they rest in Him as St. Augustine told us. Even those of us who have found God long to be united with Him more and more. God is infinite and our capacity is finite, but God increases our capacity to receive Him, I think, by increasing our desire. This is something I often reflect upon and think that Jesus spends the time after Easter still going around and consoling his friends. Let us profit from these forty days to increase our longing to receive him! "As a deer longs for water, so my soul longs for you..."

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