|Georges Rouault (1871-1958), Crown of Thorns|
The world is full of spiritual con-artists who try to sell people elusive dreams to trick their hearts. Don’t listen to them!
So maybe you’re not young anymore, you’re not satisfied, you’re not good looking, you haven’t gotten what you want, you’re disappointed, you're hurt. But you still have a heart that whispers Truth, Goodness, Beauty. You’re angry and frustrated because you can’t see any truth, or goodness, or beauty. But your heart is not lying.
Listen to it. It is a promise: you will not be cheated. So don’t give up.
The fundamental motivations of the heart cannot be false. They have been given to you, along with your very self and all the world you inhabit. Your heart cannot lie, because it belongs to Someone—the One who made it and who gives it life in this very moment. And that Someone has become human; He has become your brother so that He might draw close to you and embrace you.
Jesus is real, and He loves you—He is right in front of you on the path, even if the fog prevents you from seeing Him. He created your heart. He put the desire for truth, goodness, beauty, justice, love, and dignity within your heart. He is Truth, Goodness, Beauty.
He is the Reality that every genuine impetus of your heart seeks. He is seeking you, and He wants you to let yourself be found.