One of the main themes of this blog is the subject of longing and desire. You and I desire infinitely—without limit—and this points to and proves that God exists and is calling us. The way C.S. Lewis put it is this: 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.
Along these lines, I would like to call to your attention a talk by Dr. Peter Kreeft on the Argument from Desire. A written summary of the talk is available HERE . There is an mp3 audio of both the talk and a question/answer session with the audience available HERE Be aware that the talk is a scholarly one and was presented to a largely academic audience. But the fundamental point of his talk is clear enough.
- Every natural, innate desire in us corresponds to some real object in the world that can satisfy that desire.
- But there exists in us one desire that nothing in time, nothing on earth, and no creature can satisfy—a mysterious longing!
- Therefore there must exist something more than time, earth, and creatures that can satisfy this desire.
- This something is what people call “God” and “life with God forever.”
LONGING FOR SOMETHING? MAYBE IT’S GOD!
Among the apologists, philosophers, and theologians of our day, Dr. Peter Kreeft is one of the greatest. One of my favorite of his books is Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Heaven But Never Dreamed of Asking . Other talks by Dr. Peter Kreeft are available HERE.