Fulfillment

October 17, 2018

“Social media’s insidious allure comes from the false promise that we can manufacture our own identities. It’s impossible for us to self-create our own identities—they are given to us by God. We are created for Him, and it is only in Him that our human nature is fulfilled…Life is intended to be a shared experience, and it is only fulfilled in the activity of giving and receiving.” (Kevin Scherer)

 

“When we believe in the Lord and in the workings of the Father—who sent the Son—we can fulfill His vision and will because Christ lives in us…The Lord of the universe stands ready to pick up your life and give it significance, a sense of fulfillment beyond anything you have ever experienced." (Juanita Bynum, Ron Hutchcraft)

 

“Only God can fulfill the spiritual longings of the human soul.” (Foundation Study Bible, Psalms 107:9)

 

“The voice of Christ is needed in our changing world so that all can hear what is true and constant. His guidance as our Creator and Redeemer is essential, as He understands our human condition and challenges. His voice answers the questions of life and purpose and offers the grace to make that life complete. The voice of Christ is the voice of blessings, fulfilled promises, and unwavering certainty for today and for eternity. He says to us and through us, I came that they may have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10).” (Archbishop Demetrios)

 

“Believers must not expect that it will be easy or comfortable to be a disciple, but it will be more deeply fulfilling than anything else could be.” (Foundation Study Bible, 2 Corinthians 6:4)

 

"Man’s intuitive and innate search for fulfillment in the created world is inevitably a search for Paradise: Communion with God. In the quest for the fulfillment of life’s goals, people tend to have a common underlying motivation whether they are conscious of it or not: the acquisition of a perceived “Paradise.” (Archimandrite Sergius)

 

"Every human heart is filled with longing, a longing we desire to fill. We long to love, to be loved, for peace, and fulfillment. We long to discover meaning in our lives, wondering: Is there more to life than this? Some of us may have sought for purpose in our lives, wondering what it is that I'm called to do." (Deacon and Fellow Pilgrim)

 

 “The great fairy tales and legends...did not really happen, of course. They are not factually true. And yet they seem to fulfill a set of longings in the human heart that realistic fiction can never touch or satisfy. That is because deep in the human heart there are these desires—to experience the supernatural, to escape death, to know love that we can never lose, to not age but live long enough to realize our creative dreams, to fly, to communicate with nonhuman beings, to triumph over evil.” (Pastor Timothy Keller)

 

“…the key to unlocking the impenetrable mystery of spiritual fulfillment is Wisdom. No wonder our Lord Jesus Christ is called Wisdom…Jesus Christ, through His teachings, life, and resurrection, becomes the star that guides us to our true path of happiness and fulfillment.” (OCPM 12/7/2016, Eva Kokinos)

 

“…to believe and grow in Christ is a life-long process. Flowers do not bloom in a day nor does fruit ripen on the trees in a week. In the same gradual way, we can ascend the ladder of Christian fulfillment and perfection.” (Fr. George Papadeas)

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