Quote: Illegitimately

“The spiritual basis for all our idolatry is we try to find wholeness where we’re not whole. That’s why we get caught up in non-essential things: we’re addicted to what we can see. We take shortcuts to fill our infinite need with immediate wants. That’s living by sight, not by faith.

“But these existential desires are not wrong. It’s because of sin we illegitimately fulfill them. To be human IS to have desires – and that’s totally frustrating. It’s horrifying to think we’re bottomless. We’re limited beings with infinite appetites. Yet that’s also Good News. Because that also means we’re designed for infinite joy. An endless falling in love with God, more and more for eternity, all hope and healing and life in Christ alone.”

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