We all know someone who we would consider a fanatic. Someone who is consumed with a sports team, or a particular brand of car, or shoes, or clothes, or making money. Whatever their infatuation, it defines them. They are known by it. They are the Red Sox freak, or the Mercedes guy, or the Prada girl. It is the one thing that gives them fulfillment and purpose more than anything else. They can’t seem to get enough. Sadly, it seems that life has become nothing more than a scavenger hunt for happiness.
If you can relate to this person, remember this: you were made for more–more than anything this world contains. You were made for God. Unless He becomes the focus of your pursuit, something else will take His place. And whatever that something is, it will never satisfy. Shifting your focus to God can be as simple as going to Mass more often, or going back to reconciliation after many years, or taking time to pray each day. Slowly, but surely, you will find the peace “that surpasses all understanding.” And you will want more.
Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hears and minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:7
Originally posted 2014-11-11 06:00:00.