Seeking Happiness in a Non-Exciting Montony

I was reading through John Piper’s Desiring God book and felt this was speaking into my monotonous schedule. In the monotony, I’m relearning what it means to be content in all things and what following God means in a seemly non-exciting, mundane schedule.

” There once was in man a true happiness of which now remain to him only the mark and empty trace, which he in vain tries to fill from all his surroundings, seeking from things absent te help he does not obtain in things present. But these are all inadequate, because the infinite abyss can only be filled by an infinite and immutable object, that is to say, only by God Himself” (Pascal).

John Piper parallels that to Lewis’s description of us being “like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”

There will be more mundane schedules ahead but there’s still something exciting and novel to be found in each day (and time block). I just have to readjust my perspective to understand with a heart of flesh, not of stone.

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One thought on “Seeking Happiness in a Non-Exciting Montony

  1. Pooky says:

    I could use some of that heart of flesh! – Pooky

    haha get it?

    ….

    on the serious side i could really use that heart of flesh!:/

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