Categories: HomiliesPublished On: October 20th, 2022Tags: , 273 words8.3 min read

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What are your desires? Desire is an interesting word. It is a word we know its meaning before we know how to spell it.

Think of little children. We know their desires when we hear their demands: I want this! I want that! I want, I want, I want. As we grow older our desires become more internal. They can be destructive too. Envy and greed affect our desires. I want what they have. I want to be thin. I want to be pretty. It is still what I want, I want, I want. Then we enter the workplace. Our desire becomes our goal. Maybe a house, a car, a spouse. Our desires can make us feel stressed, unworthy, not loved. 

When we become overwhelmed with our desires, we discover what we want never satisfies our desires. We want something but we are not sure what it is that we want. That is until we grow in faith and discover our heart has a desire. It is a desire for God.

God put that desire into our hearts so at the right time in our life we go looking for God. Then He teaches us to desire what God desires. As we turn everything over to God, we also turn over the stress, the greed, and envy to God so He can fill our hearts with His love. Where are you in this life?
May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen