Sunday, August 23, 2009

quote of the week: Craig Barnes on our quest for eternal meaning

What distinguishes humanity in creation is not moral superiority but the mark of a need- a craving to have meaning that is eternal and thus able to sustain us through the shifting tides of our years....This godlike mark, then, serves two functions. The first is that it is the source of our hunger for life's meaning, and the second is that it refuses to be satisfied with any meaning other than the eternal.

Craig Barnes, Yearning, 65 from Scot McKnight, The Jesus Creed, 161.

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