BIBLICAL POINT OF REFERENCE:
"Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst."
Have any of you ever had the hardest time paying attention to the homily in Mass? You know, the supposedly 7 to 10 minutes where the priest or deacon kind of breaks down the Gospel for us? As embarrassed as I am to say it, I really struggle when it comes to paying attention to the homily; I have so many other things running through my mind that are hard to shut off. But yesterday I realized just how much you can learn by listening to the homily. I heard the verse above in the Gospel reading this past weekend, and it really resonated with me--probably because I actually heard it. But what stuck with me more is what the priest said about this verse: he asked the congregation if anyone could truly and completely be satisfied on this earth. Can they? I think this is a really interesting point: it suggests that we could reach our fullest potential and get everything we ever dreamed of but still not be satisfied with our lives. And that is because we yearn for something deeper, something that isn't of this world--GOD. We will never be happy here on earth because we want a greater fulfillment, and only God can bring us that fulfillment. Even those who don't believe in God or practice our faith look for a bigger purpose and want something more. That doesn't come from nowhere--it comes from our Heavenly Father. So my challenge for everyone today is to take a second and realize that only God can give you true satisfaction. Know that He loves you, cares for you, and wants you to be happy with Him. Your Laughing Sister, Callahan P.S. Listen to the homily every weekend at Mass as well!