Holy Family

Holy Family

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Feast of Saint Florian

Good morning. We all seem to be looking, and looking, and looking. But we seem to be endlessly always looking to everything and everywhere but where we should. We seem to be endlessly looking for love, for some sense of fulfillment. In today’s Gospel we find the answer, we find the fulfillment for our unquenchable thirst. “God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” Our answer for our ever desire lies forever right before us and yet we are forever looking elsewhere. The author of Ecclesiastes assures us that God intends for us to fully enjoy life and to enjoy it to its fullness that He gave us everything for its enjoyment, and yet it seems it is never enough and it seems we are forever forgetting the source of those things. Despite a sluggish economy we continue to spend our way in pursuit of the endlessly evasive fulfillment of our desires. We are never satisfied. This perpetual restlessness seems to be part of the human condition; we seem never to be satisfied. I so often see this restless aching with married couples; their desires seem never to be satisfied, the longing always reaching beyond their capacity for satisfaction. Yet, the answer is always found before our very eyes. It takes just trusting in what is there. Make a great day!

Today we recall the good life, gifts, and works of Saint Florian, patron of firefighters.

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