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Peter Kreeft: “Prosperity is boring”

21 August 2016

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“Prosperity is boring. The suicide rate in Sweden is something like a thousand times that of Haiti. And even revolution is boring. No revolution can survive its own success. Every revolution turns into a new tyranny, and Ecclesiastes’ cycles return like the clouds after a rain. The big, blazing, terrible truth about man is that he has a heaven-sized hole in his heart, and nothing else can fill it. We pass our lives trying to fill the Grand Canyon with marbles. As Augustine said: ‘Thou has made us for thyself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in thee.’ That’s the greatest sentence ever written outside Scripture because it tells us the secret of our destiny, our happiness-and our unhappiness.”
Peter Kreeft, Fundamentals of the Faith

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  1. 21 August 2016 5:42 am

    Reblogged this on The Harlemite and commented:
    Amen!

    Arguably the most important and fitting quote I’ve come across this month.

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