Content.

Hearts Content Victoria

“For You, O Lord my God, are above all things the best. You alone are most high, You alone most powerful. You alone are most sufficient and most satisfying, You alone most sweet and consoling. You alone are most beautiful and loving, You alone most noble and glorious above all things. In You is every perfection that has been or ever will be. Therefore, whatever You give me besides Yourself, whatever You reveal to me concerning Yourself, and whatever You promise, is too small and insufficient when I do not see and fully enjoy You alone. For my heart cannot rest or be fully content until, rising above all gifts and every created thing, it rests in You.”- Thomas a Kempis, The Imitation of Christ, 68.

“Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.”- Psalm 73:25.

All the blessings of God find their source in Him. He is their Fount and Originator. To desire Heaven without Him is to desire Hell. To desire worth without Him is to desire cheapness. To desire satisfaction without Him is to desire saltwater. To desire life without Him is to desire death. But to have Him is to have all things good, all things beautiful, all things of substance. Our hearts can find contentment in Him because in Him are all enemies deflected, all accusations dissolved, and all darkness dispelled. Christ is what we need.

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