“What are you craving?”
There is a hunger within each of us that needs to be filled. Many times we look in the wrong places and so end up being consumed by our hunger instead of finding the love for which we yearn. This is the corruption through “deceitful desires” that St. Paul talks about in the second reading.
So, how do we satisfy our craving? Jesus says: “…whoever comes to me will never hunger and whoever believes in me will never thirst.”
We find meaning and are filled when we reach out to the Lord present in the Eucharist and present in his body, the Church.
We satisfy our hunger not by consuming products or people (unhealthy relationships) but by truly loving others just as the Lord loves us.
The Eucharist fills us with even a greater craving for true love and service to others. “It is by giving that we receive” and “may I never seek to be loved as to love” as St. Francis would say.
Fr. Joseph Jablonski, MSC