Focus Word: Seek


“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

—Matthew 6:33

“No need for fear
Or deep despair
Seekers of God
Receive his care.
No need for fear
Or deep despair
We are at home
and God is there.”

–St. Theresa of Avila


“When a sculptor looks at a piece of wood or stone, he sees only the image that can be carved or sculpted; others see only rock or wood. Similarly, a seeker should discriminate between what is eternal and what is ephemeral and live with vigilant attention. He must hold on to the eternal alone. The eternal is God; worldly matters are transitory.”

—Amma, For My Children, p107


“Teach us to seek you, and when I seek you show yourself to me, for I cannot seek you unless you teach me, nor can I find you unless you show yourself to me. Let me seek you in desiring you and desire you in seeking you, find you in loving you and love you in finding you.”

–St. Anselm of Catebury