with Karl Faase

Craving the transcendent

So much of current western society seems to just be the relentless rush to accumulate and succeed. Yet most people want more than this.

We need to remember that humanity was created to live in a relationship with God, and so we crave that sense of the Divine.

Sydney Morning Herald opinion writer, Elizabeth Farrelly reflected this in an article she wrote around Easter. While not a regular church goer, she reflected about attending church and wrote:

"So it's a big deal, for me, to cross that fearsome threshold. But I am impelled by a craving that the mundane world – even the world of good deeds – does not fill; a craving for deep time, old nature and transcendent spirit stuff."

It is the transcendent that we seek, and life, no matter how successful, will never satisfy that desire.

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