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  • Writer's pictureFr. Scott Haynes

Working for Fulfillment

Because you... have not asked for yourself long life nor riches

nor the life of your enemies, but have asked

for yourself understanding to perceive justice;

behold, I have done according to your word...

I give you also what you did not ask,

both riches and honor, so that, all your days,

there shall not be any like you among the kings.

(1 Kings 3:1-13)

To work for fulfillment

in religious life

is much like trying

to catch up with one's own shadow;

each step towards it

makes it recede

by just that much.


must come

as God's free gift,

It cannot be earned,




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