People came to Jesus from everywhere (Mark 1:45)
We are searching – searching for wholeness, searching for truth. As Augustine said: ‘Our hearts are restless until they rest in you’. Compassion and integrity are attractive. They speak to us on a very deep level: ‘you have the words of eternal life’ (John 6:68). They resonate with us. You can be yourself, know you’re accepted and that there are no hidden agendas. When you find some answers, some truth, you continue to pray and/or marry that person and/or put down roots in that community.
‘I am the way, the truth and the life’ (John 14:6). The young people in our care are beginning their journey, their search for truth and for life. Our role is to be witnesses to the truth of the Gospel. May our young people find some compassion and integrity in you and in me. In our flawed fashion may we direct them to the source of all wholeness and holiness – God.
Have a great week!