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”