Easter: A Celebration of God’s Self-Giving Love and Beauty!

Easter: A Celebration of God’s Self-Giving Love and Beauty!

Are there ever moments in your life when your desire feels ravenous?

Moments when you are just never satisfied, always longing for, wanting, or craving bigger, better, more?

I use the term ravenous to mean intensely eager for satisfaction or gratification.  I have written extensively on this blog regarding the prevalence of desire within the human soul.

We can all probably agree, at least on some level, that many of our decisions related to how we spend our time and where we spend our money are birthed from implicit desires regarding what we think is best for us at that moment!

Further, it could be said that many of our daydreams are lost somewhere within the realm of desire; particularly desires that are left unfulfilled.

Asking Myself “Why” Rather Than “What”

It’s rare that I find myself pausing to discover or explore the unspoken hopes, dreams, and wishes which lurk just beneath my desires.

To put it another way, it’s seldom that I ask myself,

“Why do I desire the things that I desire?”

Or, yet another way,

“What’s the end of my desires? 

“Where are they (my desires) taking me?”

What if my desire – unending and ever-present – has an aim, target, or end?

What if the target of my desire(s) was something more than pleasure, happiness, momentary satisfaction, etc.?

Or, what if, somewhere beneath the surface of all my desire-driven-decisions to have more, go bigger, and be better, there lurks deeper, one might say otherworldly, longings?

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