For Yourself

The following is told by Deion Sanders. Sanders was a two-sport star in Major League Baseball and the National Football League:

“I remember winning the Super Bowl that year, and that night after the game I was the first one out of the locker room, the first one to the press conference, and the first one to go home. And I remember my wife, Carolyn, saying to me, “Baby, you just won the Super Bowl! Don’t you have a party downstairs or something to go to?” And I just said, “Nah,” and rolled over and went to sleep. That was the same week I bought myself a brand new $275,000 Lamborghini, and I haven’t even driven a mile before I realized, “No, that’s not it. That’s not what I’m looking for. It’s got to be something else, I’m so hungry.”
This is not the only story. Many others echo the same sentiment. Some like Deion have thought that success would fill the void in their lives, others have tried to fill it with money, sex, power etc.

Unfortunately, these deal only with the emotions and physical drives. The longing that is felt is from a far deeper level. Blaise Pascal the famous mathematician and Physicist once wrote about this struggle in his book the Pensees.

""What else does this craving, and this helplessness, proclaim but that there was once in man a true happiness, of which all that now remains is the empty print and trace? This he tries in vain to fill with everything around him, seeking in things that are not there the help he cannot find in those that are, though none can help, since this infinite abyss can be filled only with an infinite and immutable object; in other words by God himself"" - Blaise Pascal.

In other words, he is saying that there is a God shaped vacuum in all of us that can only be filled with God Himself. That would bring true fulfillment and peace. This is the thought that St. Augustine reiterates in his statement "You have made us for Yourself, O God, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You."

If you have not yet experienced this in your life, It is our prayer that you will do so soon. If you have any question on this, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Rampert Ratnaiya