I used to play a video game with my kids that required all sorts of heroic feats and superhuman strength to conquer the monsters, and overcome the overwhelming obstacles, that greeted you as you wove your way through various pursuits in search of a missing puzzle piece that would solve the riddle and win the game. It was very challenging, frustrating, and fun…I guess. I would often ask the kids after I met my untimely death, yet again, “Why am I doing this?” And they would emphatically reply, “So you will win!” I never did.
Many people’s lives are like that video game. They spend incredible amounts of energy and focus searching for the missing piece that they can snap into place and solve the riddle on how to be happy and satisfied. They weave their way through all kinds of pursuits, including material things, work obsessions, drinking, drugs, and relationships, never to find what they are looking for. If they only knew the solution to the riddle is simple: Jesus. He is the missing piece, and only He can satisfy the longings of the heart. It is as simple as that. Pursue Jesus by pursing your Catholic faith and you will find peace.
So turn from youthful desires and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord with purity of heart. – 2 Timothy 2:22