From the book, "Living What We Believe"
Day: Sixth Sunday of Lent, Palm Sunday
Yum! Chocolate! Most people love this sweet treat. A little chocolate is good. Soon, you crave more. The more you eat, the
more you feel empty without it. You find new ways of experiencing chocolate, as milk chocolate, white chocolate, dark
chocolate, with or without nuts, even mixed with caramel. You cover things with it.
There are many forms of chocolate that provide the total chocolate experience, such as cakes, pies, sauces, or candies. When
you are sad or lonely, chocolate seems to comfort you. Sometimes, pure chocolate is bitter, and you seek ways to lessen or
sweeten the experience.
God is like that. The closer you are to God, the more you desire even more. Each experience leads to a craving for more, and
knowing that He is there with you helps you get through even the toughest times.
A personal relationship with God does not involve setting a goal, achieving it, then being finished. No, just like chocolate, the
more contact you have, the more you crave. Just like chocolate, you can never have "too much" of God!
There is an ultimate goal, one of total peace, and a constant walk with God. No matter how close we get, we do not reach this
goal on earth. Once you have experienced God's love, the more you want it all of the time, for others, as well as yourself. You