What Do You Seek?

What do you seek in life? There are many different things to seek throughout life: a career, a relationship, or simply a good cup of coffee. However, what is the most important thing you can seek in life? Dr. Edward Sri walks through every person’s desire for happiness and explains how the void within us can only be filled by one thing.

Snippet from the Show
“What draws us to the goodness within something is ultimately something of God’s own goodness and beauty.”


Shownotes

Quotations
  • John of the Cross explains that God created all things with “some trace of who he is…by endowing them with innumerable graces and qualities, making them beautiful”. 
  • “When people, things, events are loved within God, there is harmony. When they get set alongside God –’set in a balance with God’– a process is begun in which affectivity groans under the violence it is inflicting on itself.”
3 Points to Prepare Your Heart to Live the Gospel
  1. Look inside your heart. Sit in silence and ask yourself what you are truly seeking. Imagine Jesus standing before you and asking you “What do you seek?”
  2. Wherever there is a void or fear within you, ask the Lord to fill that void.
  3. Name whatever it is that is cramping God out of being the center of your soul.
What Do You Seek? by Dr. Edward Sri

The Good News of Jesus Christ is known as the kerygma , based on the Greek word kerysso, meaning “to herald” or “to proclaim”. It is the core message of Christ that each of the Apostles, the original heralds of the Gospel, proclaimed to the world. It is Christ’s answer to his own penetrating question, “What do you seek?”

This is why the Catholic Church emphasizes the importance of what it calls the “First Proclamation”: the core Gospel of God’s love and the person and mission of Jesus Christ, which ideally we surrender ourselves to, so that a more in-depth, systematic presentation of the Faith can take deeper root in our soul.

Unfortunately, many Catholics today might know facts about Jesus and the Gospel, but they do not know him and this story of his love in a way that shapes their entire lives. How about you? In What Do You Seek?, Scripture scholar Dr. Edward Sri helps us enter more deeply into the Gospel, to ponder the mysteries of God’s love for us and his work of salvation, so that we can be transformed and join in Christ’s work of saving the world.

Go on Pilgrimage with Dr. Edward Sri

Travel with Dr. Edward Sri to some of the holiest sites in the Catholic faith. You can learn more about Dr. Sri’s upcoming pilgrimages and sign up for his newsletter on his website: https://edwardsri.com/pilgrimages-2/.

Upcoming Events List
  • June 20-23: St. Patrick Catholic Church – Summer Summit – London, England
  • June 23-July 1: Rome Pilgrimage
  • July 18-20: 2024 National Eucharistic Congress – Indianapolis IN
  • Aug 10: Discipleship Conference – Oklahoma City OK
  • Aug 22: Magnify – Texas A&M Students – College Station, TX
  • Aug 23-24: Diocesan Faith Formation Conference – Tulsa OK
  • Sept 13: St. Laurence Catholic Church Parish Mission – Sugarland TX
  • Sept 16-18: Priest convocation – Springfield IL
  • Sept 21: 2024 Annual Meeting and Investiture of the Northern Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem – Denver CO
  • Oct 3: Diocese of Harrisburg Annual Priest Workshop – Hunt Valley MD
  • Oct 5: McHenry County Catholic Prayer Breakfast – Chicago IL
  • Nov 16: Women of Christ 16th Annual Conference – Brookfield, WI
  • Nov 23: Marriage Retreat – Loveland, CO

Resources

  • Visit Dr. Sri’s website at www.edwardsri.com and to book online events with Dr. Sri email events.edwardsri@gmail.com
  • Find more of Dr. Sri’s episodes at www.ascensionpress.com/allthingscatholic 
  • Ascension is pleased to offer our new and improved online bible study programs and sacramental preparation programs digitally to help you minister with flexibility. Go to www.ascensionpress.com to view all our offerings

Dr. Edward Sri is a theologian, well-known Catholic speaker, and author of several best-selling books. His work with Ascension includes study programs such as A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion and Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother. Several of Dr. Sri’s programs were filmed on-site in the Holy Land, and feature immersive video explorations of the sacred sites where Jesus, Mary, and the Apostles lived and died.

Dr. Sri is the host of the acclaimed Ascension podcast All Things Catholic with Dr. Edward Sri.  Together with Curtis Martin, Dr. Sri is a founding leader of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), of which he serves as senior vice president of Apostolic Outreach.

Dr. Sri lives with his wife Beth and their children in Colorado.

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  1. This episode “What Do You Seek?” was really good! Thank you once again for easy-to- listen to podcasts.

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