"Petites Maraudeuses" William Adolphe Borguereau, 1872
Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?
Jesus' first words to the disciples were what are you seeking? Lately I found this to be a question I need to ask myself. What am I seeking? Am I seeking Jesus or my own personal happiness and pleasure? At the close of the day when I reflect on it's happenings I find that if I have sought the latter I have gained only personal suffering for my pains but if I have truly sought to follow Christ I have a joy and satisfaction within myself that is worth anything I might have had to give in order to receive it.