To Belonging

Igor Stoyanov Wedding at Cana Icon Wikimedia Commons

Igor Stoyanov
Wedding at Cana Icon
Wikimedia Commons

Belonging resides in the deepest recesses of our being.   From the first moments of our birth comfort and security of belonging comes from being held and embraced, and later our identity of belonging comes from family and friends.

Yet our deepest desire for belonging rings with hollowness, for our soul continually longs to belong.   The soul burns for what it was created for, for Him who created it in and for love.  To Him and Him alone does our soul long.  As the bride seeks her beloved groom and the groom his beloved bride, the soul forever seeks its Creator and the Creator the soul He created and woos with the purest of love.

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2 Responses to To Belonging

  1. Colleen says:

    I remember when I first read about the need to belong. It so resonated with me. I had felt on the outside of so many things for so many years. Becoming Catholic was like coming home. It gave me that sense of belonging. Now I understand how important it is to help make others feel like they belong. God bless!

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