|My favorite book by Sheen|
St. Augustine wrote, ““You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless, until they can find rest in you.” Blessed Fulton J. Sheen wrote of this restlessness in his book Peace of Soul. He showed us how there is a longing to reconcile ourselves with truth and come to rest in knowing answers to all the things that trouble us throughout our lives. Until we have found the fullness of truth there is no enduring peace in our hearts.
As the world grows less and less religious and membership in churches of all denominations around the globe continues to decline, it becomes ever more obvious each day how true this longing is and how in spite of man’s rejection of God through professed faith, that longing persists. It is a longing to achieve inner peace in an ever more violent world. It is the desire to comfort ourselves with something beautiful and pure and innocent. We walk away from God, but the farther away we get, the more restless we are to be at peace, to have order and dignity and calm in our lives.