Personal relationship with Christ

Is there anything or anyone, that you were sure would finally make you happy, but was still unable to fill your heart? Comment below!

If you're like me, you often catch yourself analyzing the meaning of every song. It's both a strength and weakness because you can obtain a lot of insight into society's pain but you can also lose the moment that you're in. In this case, I'd like to think that, this tendency to analyze, is a strength.

You may recognize the lyrics in the photo but you likely don't recognize this lens because, well, a different one was used. In the song, a female expresses a desperate need for her past partner, in order for her heart to be whole again. Those who wrote the song are not too far off, because their hearts need Someone Else, but they're looking in the wrong direction.

I'm sure all of us have tried to find fulfillment and happiness in other human beings. This isn't to say that we don't need others and that it's wrong to enjoy life with others, on the contrary, we NEED healthy relationships in our lives. We are not meant to walk this journey alone so, to ignore the fact that we're created as relational creatures would hinder us from being the best versions of ourselves.

What I mean to say is that our hunger for fulfillment is meant for something more than what finite creation can give us.

C.S. Lewis states that "If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” It seems that C.S. Lewis wasn't talking about a surface-level temporary enjoyment, but a satiation that fulfills the deepest longings of the human heart.

What we so desperately need is a personal relationship with Christ.

Relationships with others are more than just memorizing what they've said, it's about knowing WHO that person is, which requires your heart more than it does your head. In the same way, a personal relationship with Christ is more than memorizing scripture, attending Catholic events, or being theologically knowledgeable, although those are all are either necessary or important.

A personal relationship with God is about knowing Who God is and how that changes everything about your life.

His love is the perfect, flawless, never-leave-you kind of love that we all so desperately hunger for, so go for it! "Seek [His] Face, and you will find fulfillment of your deepest longings" (1)

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