Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Jesuit On The God-Shaped Hole

I usually talk about St. Augustine's famous line from his autobiography, "The Confessions:" "You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you."  
We all have a God-shaped hole in our hearts, a longing for infinite love and beauty. Only God can fill that emptiness, but we tend to want to take the hunger pains away by filling the hole with substitutes--possessions and wealth, pleasure, power and prestige. 
We may feel satisfied for a while, but ultimately the restlessness and longing return.
Link (here) to Fr. James Kubicki, S.J. his blog is entitled, Offer It Up!

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