Seek and you shall find.
And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores,
who would gladly have eaten his fill of the scraps
that fell from the rich man’s table.
We seek what we lack or what we have lost or what we long for.
The hungry seek food, the thirsty water, the naked clothes and the lonely visitors.
A woman would look for a lost ring. A man would seek the love he has lost.
The youth seek for idealism and inspiration. The aged seek for company and consolation.
But sometimes, maybe often, we look for what we seek for at the wrong gate.
There is no food for the hungry at the gate of the rich man.
There is no forgiveness for a love lost through violence and hatred.
There is no peace for either the young and the aged unless it starts with oneself,
Seek what you have not lost.
‘Then I beg you, father, send him
to my father’s house,
for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them.’
Often, when we seek what we lack, or have lost, or long for,
we forget to see what we already have.
We have been blessed immeasurably with our time, talents, and treasure.
We live in the comfort of our past or long for the glories of the future.
Yet, it is only the present time that we really have.
Do not waste this precious present – my NOW.
Everyone has the gift of talent. We are all good at something or another.
Yet, there are those who moan that they have nothing,
blind to the fact and reality of their talents.
There is none so poor as one who is never satisfied with what he has.
There none richer who is able to give and share, not out of his abundance,
but out of his own scarcity and neediness.
Our real treasure is our ability to give and share,
even when we have nothing material to give.
Seek ye the Lord while he may be found.
‘If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets,
neither will they be persuaded
if someone should rise from the dead.’
We seek and long to be in God’s presence.
Yet, we are already in His presence.
We seek and long for God to touch our lives and turn them for better.
Yet, we have always been in the palm of His hands.
We seek and long for God to remember us.
Yet, we only need to stay still to know that God is here.