Longing and Belonging

Many of the really powerful forces in contemporary culture work to seduce human longing along the pathways of false satisfaction.  When our longing becomes numbed, our sense of belonging becomes empty and cold; this intensifies our isolation and distance that so many people now feel.  Consumerism is the worship of the god of quantity; advertising its liturgy.  Advertising is schooling in false longing.  More and more the world of image claims our longing.  Image is mere surface veneer.  It is no wonder that there is such a crisis of belonging now since there is no homeland in this external world of image and product.  It is a famine field of spirit.

the Prolouge from Eternal Echoes                                                                                            Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong by John O’Donohue

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About Michael Welchert

My wife Diana and I have been married since 1985 and have five wonderful children. I have been in ministry since 1980 and we currently reside in the Denver, CO area.
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