We seek but unknowingly at times.
We look but don't realize for what it is we're looking.
Too often we find substitutes and think we've found what we're looking for only to figure out as time passes that the longing remains, the yearning actually grows because the absence of what we're looking for makes that yearning even stronger and so... we search again, and again we settle for a substitute, the circle begining anew, a circle that can lead to a spiral, a spiral that can lead to despair.
What we seek however is not a thing, it's not something we can grasp in our hands, it's not material or necessarily physically tangible.
What we seek, and again, many of us unknowingly, is really a deep love and acceptance that is beyond our ability to describe, much more comprehend.
What we seek is really a Who, a Person, the Person, through whom all persons come to be.
What we seek, too many of us blindly, is Christ.
I've come to believe this with every frail fiber of my being.
A belief that falters more times than it ought but that remains because of the joy and the peace the belief brings, because of the mystery that keeps me coming back in spite of my faltering, because I've learned over the years that He fills this deep longing like nothing else can, because I experience time and again that filling, because I particularly am filled these days, as I attempt to be a faithful Catholic, in and through the beauty and the sustenance of His Real Presence in the Eucharist.
What follows is a glimpse of what Christ can do to and for a seeking person.
Lacey Sturm is a singer with a story, one I think to be a powerful testimony to a seeking and a longing fulfilled, this one in the nick of time.
Check it out. Do stay with it.
Then seek Him out sincerely yourself.
He will fill you.He will.