Monday, December 1, 2014

Materialism, A Sacramental Worldview, and the Longing for God

I think a big reason we don't long for the Lord and seek him is that our secular culture has catechized us to see nature and the physical world as having nothing to do with God. We are materialists and we cannot see that created things point to the Lord and his beauty. Materialism causes our souls to wither.

But once we discover the world is sacramental and points to the Lord's beauty and glory, then a longing for Him begins to stir in our hearts. As we see him, desire him, and come to know God in Christ, then our souls begin to flourish. The Winter of materialism melts away and the Spring of a sacramental view of the world arrives.

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