I'm a 36 year old IT Manager at a University in Providence, RI who is currently discerning a priestly vocation.

Deeper

Deeper

If you understood him, it would not be God
— St. Augustine

Brothers & Sisters,

I feel as if far too many people try to understand God and all of His ways. I genuinely wish that I could just sit down with each and every one of those people and talk to them about the fool's errand that they have embarked on. As Saint Augustine so correctly put it: if one thinks they understand God, it isn't God. What we can do though, is get to know Him on a much deeper level.

I think that if we desire to open up our hearts to God, let Him in and feel His right hand upon us, guiding us always, then that is energy well spent. I often wonder about how I spend my time and will find myself watching a series on Netflix or some Youtube videos, and something in me just tells me that I could be having a conversation with God. I've gotten better about this, and I'll sit for hours on end in silence, seeking to get to know Him more. It's like having a conversation with your best friend until the early hours of the morning. The depths that we dive into are wondrous. I've watched my relationship with God grow over the past year, and I want it to continue to grow.

I've moved on from questioning His motives, it's not for me to understand. Instead, I'm faithful that things do actually happen for a reason and whether they are good or bad I know there's a plan, and I need to see it through. I've moved from guiding my faith to places I wanted to go to allowing my faith to guide me to the places He wants me to go. The thing I've found is that when you're able to stop trying to get your mind around everything you can finally focus on things that really matter and then things are revealed that you never would have seen otherwise.

My friends, let us stop trying to figure God out and instead why don't we work on deepening and strengthening our relationship with Him and the Communion of Saints?

Yours,
Jeff

Him

Him

It's a long road

It's a long road