In today’s local paper I read an article by Cal Thomas in the opinion section titled “Getting Satisfaction”. In the article Mr. Thomas talks about insights he’s gained from a new book called “Thrive” by the founder of the Huffington Post. He reminds readers that what we so often think will bring us satisfaction is more money or power. Mr. Thomas directs us instead to our relationships with family and friends as being far more fulfilling than anything we will find in the world of business or politics. His point is true enough, but I would have pushed him further.
For Christians we must remember that while we are called to do earthly good through our vocations, our fullest identity, who we really are at our most fundamental level is a Christian. Lent is a good time to remember who we really are and the fullness of the faith that Christ gives each of us in Holy Baptism.
You can read the article here.