DAILY DEVOTIONS:Nov 7 'Chasing God'

'Chasing God'
This I seek:
To dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life...
- Psalm 27:4
Have you noticed how intently a dog sniffs everything? Let a pooch roam in a park and his head is down to the ground, focused totally on finding whatever it is that makes a dog happy. I wish I could be that fixed on sniffing God out in my life. I'm reminded of a story told by Fr. Edward Hays. Father Hays was the author of more than 30 spiritual books and a priest of the Archdiocese of Kansas City, KS. When a young student desirous of learning more about prayer asked a wise old woman how to find God, she told him, "See my dog? One day he started chasing a rabbit. All the neighborhood dogs joined in, barking and running after it. But they soon grew tired and quit. My dog, he kept chasing after that rabbit." The confused youth said, "What's that have to do with seeking God?" The woman replied, "Unless you stay focused on what you desire, you will give up the chase."
- Sr. Joyce Rupp, O.S.M.


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