Sun, 19 August 2012
Augustine, the constant renewing of desire is a necessary condition of being creatures in time. Desire is not negative, desires are what get us out of bed every morning. The problem now with our desires is that they continually attach themselves to objects that fail to satisfy. Augustine’s insight was that the Fall and sin meant that are now disordered. Consumer culture creates a promise of desire it can never fulfill, but in Christ our seemingly endless spiritual hunger and thirst are absorbed into the lavish abundance of God’s grace in the Gospel.
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost