Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Truth - craving

Deep down the mystifying intricacies and knotty complexities of this earthly life, amid the seductive, sinful allurements of the modern times, lies the deep craving of the human heart for the truth.  This inner yearning may surface as one confronts and rises from the inescapable errors and failings inherent to a fallen wounded humanity. 

Most probably, the great St. Paul and St. Augustine showed such a sincere quest in their hearts as they sought for an answer to the mystery of salvation.  We know of the background of their lives, as St. Paul at first fiercely persecuted the Church, and St. Augustine had a wayward youth history.  Hence, what the Lord had said is something true, basic and infallible, since God’s word can’t lie nor be mistaken.  “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock, and the door shall be opened for you.  For the one who asks always receives; the one who searches always finds; the one who knocks will always have the door opened to him” (Mt. 7:7).

Nonetheless, the heart must remain sincere in its venture of seeking for the truth.  This goes to explain the evidence of conversion that happened to the great personalities of our faith, as a St. Paul, a St. Augustine and all the saints for that matter, with the help of God’s merciful grace given to the truthful hearts. 

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