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The more one prays, the more one wants to pray

All living power is expansive. On a purely human level, we aspire to unreachable heights; any goal which has been achieved leaves us like a taut bow, always dissatisfied. What is this longing? It is an endless search for a fullness which will never be.

At the center of creation, human beings are strange creatures, something like emergency cases. They possess faculties that were designed for such and such a function, and yet, when the function is accomplished or the objective attained, they feel that something is still lacking.

On a spiritual level, we are, according to St. Augustine, like an arrow shot toward a universal (God), toward a center of gravity that irresistibly attracts us; the closer we get to that universal, the more speed we gain. The more we love God, the more we want to love Him. The more we relate to Him, the more we want to relate to Him. Speed is proportional to His closeness to us.

Without realizing it, beneath all our dissatisfactions there is a current toward the One, the Only One capable of concentrating our strengths and calming our aspirations.

God, you are my God, I pine for you; my heart thirsts for you, my body longs for you, as a land parched, dreary and waterless. (Ps 63)

Extracted from the book “Sensing your Hidden Presence” by father Ignacio Larrañaga.


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