Tuesday, November 10, 2015


The sermon of note on 2 Peter, that I mentioned, was on 'desire', in the main.

This presented an interesting branch, which I was sorry was not taken: having desire in Buddhism is the start of troubles, so 'don't desire'. That is entirely consistent with the impersonal world of Buddhism. If the start of belief, if what is basically true is impersonal, then 'desire' has no place.

But the real world is basically personal. God is love, and love entails extension beyond the self. This is a different world where desire, its pursuits and satisfaction are part of the very nature of things. The end of desire, of course, is its satisfaction in the new creation; but meanwhile, it is in prayer.

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