One-Minute Homily: “Can’t Get Enough”

We always want more, but Uli Covarrubias, SJ, reminds us that there’s only one who can satisfy us. Check out this week’s One-Minute Homily, based on the readings for Sunday, August 4.

 

I should really get off my phone, but let me just check one more time to see how many likes my new picture has gotten.

Hi, I’m Uli Covarrubias and this is my One-Minute Reflection.

If the previous scenario seemed at all familiar to you, then maybe you’re a little bit like me, and we’re like the man in today’s gospel, who thought that a bountiful harvest would bring him contentment.

The harvest that we seek might not be corn or grain. It might be power, or money, or admiration. Whatever the case, we know that we could never have enough of it. We’ll always want just a little more.

We’re creatures of need, creatures of hunger. And deep inside, we have a hunger that can’t be satiated by anything or anyone but God. “Our hearts are restless until they rest in you,” says St. Augustine.

In today’s society, admitting any form of dependence can be a challenge. After all, we promote independence, self-fulfillment, and self-love.

But, perhaps the greatest expression of self-love is recognizing our utter dependence on God, in one word, our poverty.

If we live according to this truth, we will find contentment, not only in this life but in the next as well.

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