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On the Futile Quest to Find Happiness from the World, as Taught to us by Ormie the Pig
Archdiocese of Washington ^ | January 4, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope

Posted on 01/04/2014 1:35:25 PM PST by NYer

The video below is a humorous depiction of the utter frustration of seeking our fulfillment in or from this world. Ormie the Pig seeks cookies that are just out of reach and he will go to every length to get them.

Many are like this in our world. In a quest for illusory happiness, many will spare no expense, and even self-destruct seeking to fill the God-sized hole in their heart.

But it never works, because our desires are infinite, and a finite world just can’t seal the deal. We are always left unsatisfied. Our complete fulfillment can only be with God. For now, we walk by faith toward Him of whom our heart is says, “Seek his face, seek always the face of the Lord!”

Seeking the Lord does two things for us immediately and in growing measure. First it helps us stop thinking that finite things can really satisfy us and increasingly ends our frustrating, futile and intense running after these things. Secondly, as our prayerful union with God deepens, our satisfaction with the Lord also deepens and becomes more desirable than the finite things of the passing world; increasingly we can say that God really does satisfy.

In the video Ormie is a very unhappy pig because no matter how hard he tries, he can’t get what wants. And the world also seems to taunt him as he tries. And frankly, even if he did get the cookies, they would satisfy for twenty minutes, max.

Allow the cookies to represent happiness. Ormie spends his whole life focused on pursuing something this world can’t give him. An awful lot of people live like Ormie, forever running and chasing butterflies. Somehow they think that if they just get the thing they seek, they will be happy. They will not, at least not in the infinite sense their heart really seeks. Wealth brings comfort, not happiness. The finite world just can’t give what many want it to give and are always pursuing.

Ormie the Pig - YouTube Video

TOPICS: Catholic; Humor; Ministry/Outreach; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: msgrcharlespope; ormiethepig

1 posted on 01/04/2014 1:35:25 PM PST by NYer
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Very funny video, ping!

2 posted on 01/04/2014 1:35:58 PM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: NYer

Cardinal Donald Wuerl has said that he will never deny Communion to anyone who has not been formally excommunicated.

In other words, Cardinal Wuerl is in favor of giving Communion to the divorced-and-remarried.

Oh. Wait. He didn’t really mean that. What he meant was that he won’t deny Communion to pro-abortion politicians.

See, according to Cardinal Wuerl, if you are divorced and remarried, you are a greater sinner than Nancy Pelosi and other pro-abortion Catholics.

3 posted on 01/04/2014 2:10:39 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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Too much like me, eh.

4 posted on 01/04/2014 4:28:48 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Takes one to know one, and vice versa.)
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