My Soul is Yearning for You, My God (CCC 27-43)


The Human Quest for God 
To be human is to search for God. Throughout history, to the present moment, religious beliefs and practices express the human search for God. As creatures made in God’s image and likeness, each one of us has been given a mind to search for the truth and a heart that longs for unconditional, forgiving love. These basic human desires are ultimately fulfilled in God, who is truth and love.

Key Points

  • God has planted in every human heart the hunger and longing for the infinite – for nothing less than himself.
  • Only in God will we find the truth, peace and happiness for which we never stop searching.  Created in God’s image, we are called to know and love the Lord.
  • God can be known with certainty from his works in creation and from the spiritual nature of the human person by the light of natural reason, although there are many difficulties in coming to this knowledge because of humanity’s historical and sinful condition.
  • By our openness to goodness and truth, our experience, our sense of moral goodness, our listening to the voice of conscience and our desire for happiness, we can discern our spiritual soul and can come to see that this could only have its origin in God.

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