Idols Leave Us Empty

Ultimately idols leave us empty because our hearts were created for God.  To use the words of the seventeenth-century philosopher Blaise Pascal, God created our hearts with a vacuum.  We search for something to fulfill our deepest cravings, but nothing on earth works because the vacuum was created by the absence of God.  Anything we substitute for God in that place leaves us still yearning.  Or, as St. Augustine put it, “You have made us for Yourself, Lord.  Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in You.”

– Greear, J.D.; Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary; B&H Publishing Group; Nashville, TN; Copyright 2011; Kindle Edition; page 76