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John Cassius tells a story of a young man who was seeking to find the meaning of life so and he went to visit a prophet. He went to the prophet and asked him if he would share with him the way true deliverance. The prophet looked at him and asked, "Do you want to find the meaning of life?" And the young man said, "Yes that is my ultimate desire." So the prophet said, "Come with me."

The prophet led the young man out into a lake. As the walked out into the lake the young man presumed that he was about undergo some special rite of cleansing or purification. But when they were some distance out into the water, the prophet suddenly turned grabbed the young man’s head and forced it under the water and held it there. Finally in a last gasp, the young man wrenched himself free, came to the surface and was gasping for air. The young man looked at the prophet in shock and disbelief. But the old prophet just quietly asked him a question. "When you thought that you were drowning, what did you want most in life?" The man said, "Air, I wanted air!" To which the prophet replied, "When you want salvation as much as you wanted air, then you will find it."

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,

for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6 (NIV)

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