Reflection of the Week – From Barack Obama, on the Spiritual Hunger in Every Human Heart

Today’s reflection of the week comes courtesy of none other than former President of the US, Barack Obama. In his book Audacity of Hope, the ex-President describes on his own conversion to Christianity. Obama lyrically goes on to describes the spiritual hunger that is present in modern day-America:

“Each day, it seems, thousands of Americans are going about their daily rounds dropping off the kids at school, driving to the office, flying to a business meeting, shopping at the mall, trying to stay on their diets – and coming to the realization that something is missing.

They are deciding that their work, their possessions,
their diversions, their sheer busyness are not enough. They want a sense of purpose, a narrative arc to their lives, something that will relieve a chronic loneliness or lift them above the exhausting, relentless toll of daily life.

They need an assurance that somebody out there cares about them, is listening to them – that they are not just destined to travel down along highway toward nothingness.”

Barack Obama – From “The Audacity of Hope”

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