A hermit was meditating by a river when a young man interrupted him.
“Master, I wish to become your disciple,” said the man.
“Why?” replied the hermit.
The young man thought for a moment. “Because I want to find God.”
The master jumped up, grabbed him by the scruff of his neck, dragged
him into the river, and plunged his head under water. After holding him
there for a minute, with him kicking and struggling to free himself,
the master finally pulled him up out of the river.
The young man coughed up water and gasped to get his breath.
When he eventually quieted down, the master spoke. “Tell me, what
did you want most of all when you were under water.”
“Air!” answered the man.
“Very well,” said the master. “Go home and come back to me when you
want God as much as you just wanted air.”
Seek GOD with earnestness and in all true honesty, and with every fibre of our being,
as in how we desperately seek the air that He provides for our survival for existence;
then and only then, we’ll find GOD and the only One True GOD, *JEHOVAH*,
will fill us up spiritually.