What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.

“Finding” God

“When I don’t fear death as much, I am less afraid of dying to myself.  It sounds so obvious.  When I’m absorbed with myself – my needs, how much attention I’m getting, doing things my way, everything in reference to me – it is pretty difficult to find God.  The “space” inside of me is pre-occupied.  However, as my openness to and hunger for a loving presence grows, I am de-selfished and freer.  Often my self-pity or self-focus comes out of a fear that I won’t have “enough.”  I fear any “emptiness” so I “fill” it quickly.  However, when I ask to be emptied, I discover an empowering fulness.  When I become more and more focused on how very much is being offered me in the loving presence of Jesus, discovered in every part of my day, I discover the power of Augustine‘s prayer:  “O Lord, Our God, you have created us for yourself and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”

http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/1-finding.html

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