Wednesday, May 9, 2012

God: The Only Thing That Satisfies

Our hunger for possession is never satisfied if we direct it only to earthly things.  However many things we own, this cannot quench our deepest longing for rest and contentment, for harmony with ourselves.  Hence the New Testament transforms this desire by pointing us to an inner possession:  to the pearl of great price, to the treasure buried in the field.  We can find immearuable riches in ourselves, in our soul, when we find God and all the possibilities God has given us.  And when we turn toward this inner wealth, our striving for external possessions will not become immoderate.

from Heaven Begins Within You:  Wisdom from the Desert Fathers
by Anselm Gruen

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