IN SEARCH OF
One of our deepest desires as human beings is a desire for home—a place where we can count on being loved and valued, a place where we will always be welcomed, a place where we can truly feel we belong. Where can we find a lasting experience of “home”? For many of us, our deepest experience of home in this life is found with our family. But throughout the ages, we have also experienced a sense of “home” from a variety of other sources, including our identity as a citizen of a particular country, our membership in a specific culture, and our connection to the natural world. Ultimately, however, we will never be truly and finally home until we are in the Father's house (John 14:2).
To give one’s self away in love to God is, paradoxically, to be in the fullest possible possession of one’s self, breaking out of the dungeon of the ego and into the infinite spaces of the divine love.
This article can be read at blog.catholicwritersguild.com/2023/08/hand-it-over.html.
"Hand It Over" is an excerpt from my latest book, The Book of Love: Brief Meditations (www.amazon.com/dp/B0BVSXX6P9/).
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Rick writes and speaks about topics related to the Catholic faith, spirituality, personal growth, parenting, and culture, with a particular focus on the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar and its application to Christian discipleship and evangelization.
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