The Augustine Institute, a very successful Catholic media company joined forces with FORMED to release a series called “The Search”. Episode one is free to anyone and the rest of the series is being purchased for everyone. My immediate reaction is the amazing cinematography, the production value definitely draws you right in. The host of the series, Chris Stefanick is someone I’ve had the privilege to see when he was last in Buffalo, has an amazing ability to speak and preach. He has a happy demeanor to him which balances the theme of the show.
The series is built around answering the questions we all ask about life, the purpose, where we go, and how to be happy. The series interviews not only theologians but doctors and athletes, how this question spans beyond the spiritually intune mind. This series will make you think through your concept of happiness currently.
I’ve often been referred to as a naturally happy person, a student once asked me how I do it. I wasn’t really sure how to answer this question but then I collected the right thoughts and said “pray daily, receive the sacraments often, attend Mass on Sunday, put away time to meditate, and do what makes you happy.”
The video makes reference to my generation being arguably the worst generation with anxiety and depression as well as being the generation with the least Catholics. In our deepest suffering is where we find out if our soul truly seeks God, who gives us our ultimate happiness. If we don’t turn towards God in our struggle, what are we turning towards?