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Searching for God

“I know that the fact that I am always searching for God, always struggling to discover the fullness of Love, always yearning for the complete truth, tells me that I have already been given a taste of God, of Love and of Truth. I can only look for something that I have, to some degree, already found.  How can I search for beauty and truth unless that beauty and truth are already known to me in the depth of my heart?….We were innocent before we started feeling guilty; we were in the light before we entered into the darkness; we were at home before we started to search for a home. ”  Henri Nouwen 

Tongariro_National_Park, Mt_Ruapehu

Tongariro_National_Park, Mt_Ruapehu


How do we nourish our souls?

An elder told his grandson, “My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all.  One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, and ego.  The other is Good.  It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth.”

The boy thought about it and asked, “Grandfather, which wolf wins?”  The old man quietly replied, “the one you feed.”
This story speaks to the core of our being. It does not matter who actually spoke this story.  It raises a question that has resounded through the ages.  Do we feed evil or do we feed good?  And where do we find our nourishment?  I believe only God can fill us.  The two Scripture verses for this week are just a brief selection of the deep wisdom that comes to us through God’s Word, as written in the Bible and as lived in Jesus Christ.