Ecclesiastes 3:1-11; Mark 8:29-31

Why Do We Feel Longing

A talk given at a Sydney University EU public meeting series on Longing.

Why Do We Feel Longing

1 Longing

      a the unrealistic aspirations

      b unsatisfying aspirations

      c false diagnosis and false remedy of the problem

             i. denial of material universe

             ii. denial of spiritual universe

             iii. working hard to make it a better life

2 The Search for Meaning

3 The Game Changer

The basic prayer of Christianity

Dear God,
I know that I am not worthy to be accepted by you. I don’t deserve your gift of eternal life.

I am guilty of rebelling against you and ignoring you. I need forgiveness.

Thank you for sending your son to die for me that I may be forgiven. Thank you that he rose from the dead to give me new life.

Please forgive me and change me, that I may live with Jesus as my ruler.

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