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Secret Signature of the Soul

“There have been times when I think we don’t desire heaven; but more often I find myself wondering whether, in our heart of hearts, we have ever desired anything else….It is the secret signature of every soul, the incommunicable and the unappeasable want, the thing we desired before we met our wives or made our friends or chose our work, and which we shall still desire on our deathbeds, when the mind no longer knows wife or friend or work….All your life an unattainable ecstacy has hovered just beyond the grasp of your consciousness. The day is coming when you will wake to find, beyond all hope, that you have attained it.” C. S. Lewis The Problem of Pain.

(quoted by John Piper in his book, When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy pg. 12)

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