Dreaming of Happiness

I swear, I miss this. I miss hearing God everyday. :) This is just awesome. Thank You, Lord.

I kind of have a lot of work to do today, but I need to share this one before anything else. Yesterday, I went to the gym to go for a run. I usually have a running play list made by MoodAgent to keep me running (I’d use a Nike+ playlist, but I don’t have it yet, and I’m too cheap for a Garmin GPS), but instead of playing that, I decided to listen to the two Lifeteen The Mix podcasts that I haven’t listened to yet. On the latest episode (eighth), there’s this long talk by Matt Smith that almost made me cry while I was running. I know, awkward, right?

Anyway, the talk was about this specific quote from Pope John Paul II, that I thought I’d share with everyone because it was just so amazing, and it spoke straight to my heart. I leave you with this quote this Monday and I hope it’s gives you something to think about this week. :)

* I tried to choose specific parts that I liked, but I couldn’t. So I emphasized the entire thing. :P

Pope John Paul IIIt is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness. He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you. He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He who provoked you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is He who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is He who reads in your heart your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle.

It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, makng the world more human and more fraternal.

– Pope John Paul II

Have a great day, everyone. :)