Pressing on to the wasteland.

Another good quote for Lent, thanks to s-p at Pithless Thoughts (posted a while back), from a Malcolm Muggeridge essay on life at the end of the last century. It seems to me still applicable in the 21st, as he describes how direly we need the Savior:

As the astronauts soar into the vast eternities of space, on earth the garbage piles higher, as the groves of academe extend their domain, their alumni’s arms reach lower, as the phallic cult spreads, so does impotence. In great wealth, great poverty; in health, sickness, in numbers, deception. Gorging, left hungry; sedated, left restless; telling all, hiding all; in flesh united, forever separate. So we press on through the valley of abundance that leads to the wasteland of satiety, passing through the gardens of fantasy; seeking happiness ever more ardently, and finding despair ever more surely.

6 thoughts on “Pressing on to the wasteland.

  1. Such deep thoughts and so true, I have always enjoyed Malcolm Muggeridge. I like his deep thoughts. I think perhaps because he was a bit of a bad guy before he came to faith.
    He has such a way of looking at the world. I find sometimes I gasp at his words.
    They always make me think.


  2. Wow, that is quite a quote. Pithy for sure. I love it when someone puts words together like this. And of course, the message is so exact and true.


  3. An apt description of this fallen world. There is no satisfaction here, and the more we seek it, the less we find it. Reminds me of verses in Ezra where I'm reading now. God says the people labor, but they are hungry. They work hard but never find satisfaction, because He will not give it to them. I'm thankful for a bountiful New Earth that awaits me, where none of these sad contradictions will exist!

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