In the first step of the Way of the Heart, we were invited to realize the immense love with which God loves us on his own initiative. Even in times when it is not easy to experience his presence, we know in faith that he never abandons us.
Now in the second step of the Way of the Heart, the proposal leads us to look into our heart and recognize in it the reality that we often feel restless and needy. In his autobiographical work, Confessions, St. Augustine makes this statement: “You have made us for yourself [O Lord], and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”
Human reality is characterized by an ongoing dissatisfaction within our soul, which only God can fill.
In fact, our whole life can be summed up in essence, by an unceasing pursuit of happiness.
António Valério, SJ
Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Portugal)