SEARCH FOR GOD
A young man one day left his home and went in search of God. He traveled from village to village. In every village he went he did not find Him. Then he proceeded to the forest. He thought that he would find Him in a quiet and deserted place. Even in this place he did not find God and with disappointment he started back for his home. As he was passing by a village he found out that this village was struck by a dreadful epidemic. When he heard this news he volunteered to help the village to cope up with this epidemic. Day and night he helped the doctors and the social workers to treat the villagers. He was very effective in his work and was very happy with himself.
One day as he was sitting beside an old man and feeding, he started talking to him. As they were talking, the old man had tears in his eyes. The young man did not understand this and the old man hence held out his hand and told him, ”In this time of difficulty you have helped us without hesitating. You are like God to us.” When the young man heard this he also had tears in his eyes. This is the time when he realized that God abides in us and not outside us. We are in the image and likeness of God.
Many a time we search for God at different places and at every corner of the world and not inside of our hearts. He is always in our hearts but it depends on us whether we acknowledge the presence or not.
Cl. Ronald Vaz