Today at Mass our pastor gave a homily about greed and material items and how we seem to need it when in reality we want it. Our pastor went onto say that his friend would oftentimes give up a petition after a rosary asking God to “grant him only what he needs; not what he wants”. This would be a challenging prayer for any of us because maybe what we need isn’t exactly what we want.
Then after Mass I struck up a conversation with a fellow who I have not met before. During the conversation he indicated that he just ended a relationship with his girlfriend and was back at Church looking for direction. We’ve all heard the saying “there is someone out there for us” well if we try to find that person by ourself with no help from God we will miss the chance of meeting who God intended us to be with. But if we, like this fellow I met, look to God to guide us then we will find that person we need to be with.
I was moved by this short conversation with this fellow and I applaud him for seeking direction from God and Church.
*image courtesy of http://josephinebila.com/6-life-quotes-my-mom-loves-to-say/