We know that all creation is groaning in labor pains even until now; and not only that, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, we also groan within ourselves as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.
Everything God has created shares in our yearning for something more. St. Paul says that not only is creation “groaning in labor pains” but that each of us also “groan within ourselves as we wait for adoption.” Our innermost being is yearning for completion and wholeness…which I think is the true meaning of “salvation.” God is drawing all things to a grand fullness. While our culture offers all kinds of things to satisfy our inner-groaning…like material possessions, power, prestige, celebrity, alcohol, sex, etc., the solution is not physical but spiritual. In an old Rolling Stone’s song…Mick Jagger sang, “I can’t get no satisfaction.” That’s because God is the only One who can satisfy this groaning for completion and wholeness. God is the only One who can fill the hole in your heart and tell you who you are. One way to cooperate in God’s plan is by following Jesus who told us that he was “the way, the truth and the life” (John 14:6). But following Jesus will require making changes. It will require following him in how we vote, treat others, what we buy, what we watch on TV and social media, etc. It will result in a changed life. While this is not an easy road…it is one full of life, adventure and fulfillment!
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