“There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God the Creator, made known through Jesus Christ.” – Blaise Pascal, French mathematician and philosopher
We live in a time and age like nobody else experienced before us. While we are the wealthiest and the healthiest people in history, the society that we live in is characterized by marital discord, fatherlessness, sexual abuse and assault, domestic violence, suicide, alcoholism, drugs, depression and anxiety. Suffering is everywhere and we live among hurting people in a broken world. People are frantically searching for purpose, meaning and value and their search is rooted in a pervasive sense of emptiness. In their quest to escape this feeling of emptiness, they think that wealth, consumerism, comfort, drugs, sex or alcohol will separate them from their pain, when in fact all these things just numb the pain for the moment. The truth is that the emptiness that we all have in our hearts has the shape of God and only God can fill it.