Truth is looking for you

God is looking for you

“St. Augustine understood that it was not he who had found Truth, but that Truth itself, which is God, pursued and found him,” Pope Benedict recently reflected.

He went on in reference to Augustine’s Confessions saying, “Creatures must be silent so that there will be a silence in which God can speak. This is also true in our time. Sometimes there is a sort of fear of silence, of recollection, of reflecting on one’s acts, on the profound meaning of one’s life. […] There is fear of seeking the Truth, or perhaps there is fear that the Truth will find us, will grip us and change our life, as happened to St. Augustine.”

We talk and talk and talk and fill our lives with activities and noise. But we never stop to listen.

We search and search and search. But we rarely think to sit in silence for a moment and to simply let ourselves be found.

Truth is looking for us. Pursuing us. We just have to truly want to be found. We’re good at pretending we want to be found. We say we want to be found. We even pray to be found. Yet in our heart of hearts, we are still hiding…afraid that what may find us will “grip us and change our life.”

Truth keeps on looking.

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MyFeminineMind September 1, 2010 at 9:37 am

Reminds me of the fall. Though God is still the same and comes walking through the garden like a gentle breeze, we are changed and now have this inordinate fear of Him, and so we hide.

Ann September 1, 2010 at 9:46 am

The fruit of silence is prayer
the fruit of prayer is faith
the fruit of faith is love
the fruit of love is service
the fruit of service is peace.

– Mother Teresa

Marc Cardaronella September 1, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Oh yeah, we often say we want to be found but the truth is…we’re hiding! Even if you do take the step of giving yourself to the Lord, there’s always the question in the back of your mind about what he’s going to ask of you.

I like tying in silence. Having enough silence to listen is rare. I often wondered why silence was a spiritual discipline until I actually tried it. We all really need some time alone and in solitude to be with ourselves and work out what’s going on in the interior. We have to be alone with only our thoughts and have internal dialogues before we can truly know ourselves and God. Listening to that inner dialogue is also part of knowing God and what he wants from you. It’s hard but freeing.

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