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Wanting God

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A hermit was meditating by a river when a young man interrupted him. “Master, I wish to become your disciple,” said the man. “Why?” replied the hermit. The young man thought for a moment. “Because I want to find God.”

The master jumped up, grabbed him by the scruff of his neck, dragged him into the river, and plunged his head under water. After holding him there for a minute, with him kicking and struggling to free himself, the master finally pulled him up out of the river. The young man coughed up water and gasped to get his breath. When he eventually quieted down, the master spoke. “Tell me, what did you want most of all when you were under water.”

“Air!” answered the man.

“Very well,” said the master. “Go home and come back to me when you want God as much as you just wanted air.”

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  • Many of us say that we wanted to know God more but in times that we should think of Him, we think of other things. Just like the guy in the story, if he really wanted God, instead of thinking of air when he was drowned in the water, he should think that God will not let him be totally drowned.
    If we really want God or we know that God will never forsake us, we will not die worrying too much.
    The only problem now is that what we say is not what we really want. We just say somethings in order to please the people around us, that we should not be.

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