By Mark Bacolod
Matthew 5:6, "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they will be filled."
When I think of this past week at the San Antonio Learning Lab, one thought comes to mind as I settle back into my normal patterns of life: Spiritual Hunger. If there's one thing I've noticed this past week among the social entrepreneurs I've come across it's that their spiritual hunger for Christ is met when their experience with Christ and their experiments fueled by passion intersect. I've spent time this week reflecting and pondering if that's where you find your calling.
In John 10:10, Jesus said, "I have come that you may have life and have it to the fullest."
In our week we learned what the French experience everyday when they're called towards gastronomy - the relationship between food and culture. On the surface you see food. Beneath the surface your imagination is introduced to a system, a process, a new approach to purchase. More than just a cooking style - preparation, production and service at the heart of gastronomic in San Antonio.
Why is it important? Because it changes my perspective on spiritual hunger. Since coming back - life has left me pondering - what am I hungering and thirsting for? Why is there a spiritual hunger since leaving? My only conclusion is that C.S. Lewis said it best when he said, "The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing... to find the place where all the beauty came from."