Finding The Personal Jesus

A Retreat Talk Given in 2014 At An International Convention On Finding The Personal Jesus

Reflecting Him

Jesus Alone

 

Psychologists have long known that every person has two great longings and inward needs. The first is to be loved, and the second is to love. But when pressures and heartaches come into our lives, many give up any hope of ever finding love.

The tragedy is that we often look in the wrong places to fill this deep, deep need and longing. Some substitute lust for love. Others pursue material things or superficial relationships –  all in the futile attempt to fill a God-shaped cookie cutter that has left what they feel is a vacuum in their human heart.

Then there are those who have found the real deal. A partner whom they love and trust. But sometimes there is still missing in that love mold that has been genetically stamped onto your heart.

Here’s the deal: The heart of an active, dynamic and satisfying  Catholic faith isn’t…

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