There’s nothing there!

The writer Bernard Shaw summed up the hopelessness of his own barren life and philosophy when he said: ‘There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart’s desire. The other is to get it.’ He was expressing something most us find hard to understand because we are still trying to achieve our heart’s desire. He was talking about the very thing the cartoonist Leunig portrayed, when his famous cartoon character eventually reached the top of the ladder of success and looked out into the void and said: ‘There’s nothing there.’ It’s a realisation that is as old as humankind, because we were created for something more than mere worldly success. We were made for a relationship with God and we’ll always feel empty until we find it.

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