Why No Earthly Pleasure Will Ever Ultimately Satisfy Your Greatest Desires

Written by Mark Farnham

On October 16, 2012

Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. A baby feels hunger: well, there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to swim: well, there is such a thing as water. Men feel sexual desire: well, there is such a thing as sex. If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. If none of my earthly pleasures satisfy it, that does not prove that the universe is a fraud. Probably earthly pleasures were never meant to satisfy it, but only to arouse it, to suggest the real thing.

C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, 118.

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  1. SLIMJIM

    Beautifully stated!

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