The desire for God is written in the human heart, because man is created by God and for God; and God never ceases to draw man to himself. Only in God will he find the truth and happiness he never stops searching for… (source: the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Chapter 1.I.27).
This is the continuous search that people throughout their life do… the search for God… the desire to know Him. Through Jesus, the Son of God, we are able to get closer to God… to have this personal relationship with Him.
But where can we find God? Where is God in today’s world? How can we fulfil our desire for God?
We can meet Jesus in every moment of our lives. Jesus can be met in the poor person, the prisoner, the beggar, in any of our neighbour. In every person, Jesus draws us closer to God, because in that person there is Jesus, and if we love that person we are loving Jesus, and by loving Jesus… He draws us closer to God.
So rejoice, because in every person you meet, you have the opportunity to meet Jesus, that in turn will draw you closer to God. Your desire for God, depends a lot by loving your neighbour!
By George Calleja