The Church of Saint Agnes

1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, KY 41011

The Church of Saint Agnes
1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, KY 41011

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6th Week of Easter

Date: 
Mon, 05/11/2015
Author: 
Rev. Msgr. Donald Enzweiler

When I am content I long for nothing. 
And when I long for nothing I am dead.
 
What is the source, what is cause of the longing of the human heart and mind?
Here are few of the things I long for:
when I am empty I long to be filled
when I am thirsty I long for water 
when I am hungry I long for food
when I am lonely I long for companionship
when I am cold I long for warmth
when I am hot I long for coolness
when I am in pain I long for relief
when I am wounded I long for healing
when I am tired I long for sleep
when I am afraid I long for tranquility
when I am under attack I long for protection
when I am weak I long for strength
when I am sick I long for health
when I am wrong I long for forgiveness
when I am restless I long for comfort
when I am in danger I long for safety
when I am confused I long for clarity
when I am hated I long for acceptance
when I am imprisoned I long for freedom
when I am bored I long for excitement
when I am sad I long for happiness
when I am lost I long for guidance
when I am suspicious I long for truth
when I am threatened I long for security
when I am taken for granted I long for appreciation
when I am misunderstood I long for patience
when I am helpless I long for assistance
when I am suffering I long for relief.
when I am blind I long for sight
when I am deaf I long for hearing
when I am dumb I long for speech
when I am paralyzed I long for mobility
when I am old I long for youth
when I am oppressed I long for kindness.
when I am persecuted I long for commitment
when I am confronted I long for wisdom
when I am tempted I long for faithfulness
when I have failed I long for redemption
when I feel inadequate I long for confidence
when I am manipulated I long for justice
when overwhelmed I long for rescue
when I am distracted I long for concentration
when I am spent I long for solitude
when I am disoriented I long for direction
when I am ignorant I long for instruction
when I am fragmented I long for integration
when I am stuck I long for ingenuity
when I am vulnerable I long for compassionate tenderness
when I am naïve I long for enlightenment
when I am condemned I long for acquittal
when I am tormented I long for peace
when I am judged I long for mercy.
 
Throughout the day we long for many things.
It is a graced and a blessed moment when we consider our situation,
reflect on our circumstance, ponder our existence….and then long for love
and long for God.
May our longing for Jesus Christ increase every day.