“What are you looking for?” Good question, Lord, good question.

I am looking for answers. And direction. For purpose. I want to wake up every day knowing that I am part of something beyond me, more important than my wants and desires, something that will give me lasting satisfaction and inner-peace. Even if it is difficult or uncomfortable, I want to feel like I am pursuing God’s will.

St. Ignatius might have referred to this as “consolation”. The perception that I am moving in the direction God has in mind for me, feeling a sense of balance, contentment and satisfaction. My experience tells me this is not always easy to discern. But it starts with questioning our current reality.

What are you looking for?

—Michael Sarafolean is an Ignatian Associate in St. Paul, MN, and a member of Saint Thomas More Catholic Community, the Jesuit parish of the Twin Cities.




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