“Thus every part of us is, at its core, a desire for love’s fulfillment. Though we seldom recognize it, our senses seek the beauty, the sweetness, the good feelings of God. Our mind seeks the truth and wisdom of God. Our will seeks to live out the goodness, the righteousness of God. Our memory and imagination seek the justice and peace of God. In other words, we yearn for the attributes of God with every part of )ourselves. Human beings are two-legged, walking, talking desires for God..” (Gerald G. May, M.D. Dark Night of the Soul. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 2004, p. 55.)
How have you seen a desire for God in your own heart, mind, will and imagination? When you think of some of your wayward cravings, are you able to notice ways in which they are, more deeply, distorted desires for God and what God provides?