THURMAN’S CORNER – 8/10/20
“There is much discussion concerning what seems to be an increasing restlessness among people. This restlessness takes many forms … easy irritation …sudden rupturing of old ties of family, job and friends … general
instability … a series of tremendous social upheavals, upsetting the equilibrium of the daily lives of millions of people everywhere.
But there is a deeper restlessness that belongs to the very structure of personality. “Always roaming with a hungry heart”, this is man in his essential nature. This characteristic has been and continues to be a primary concern of religion. Sometimes it is referred to as the “divine discontent” in the heart. Certain mystics call it the “homing instinct” in the human spirit. One characterizes it as the “flight of the alone to the Alone.”
The classic expression of it in Christianity is the oft- quoted overtone from Augustine, “Thou hast made us for thyself and our souls are restless till they find their rest in Thee.”
From his book “Deep Is The Hunger”