John Eldredge and I see the world differently in many ways. But more than any other Christian writer I’ve read, he gets the power and importance of desire in the life of a follower of Jesus.
His words: “The greatest enemy of holiness is not passion; it is apathy.” This is an incredible corrective to the long-term Christian tendency to look down on passion, emotion, and intuition.
Eldredge’s book, Desire: The Journey we Must Take to Find the Life God Offers, is a great discussion of the role of emotion and desire in the life of a Christian. Removing desire from our lives is NOT a Biblical outcome of faith. It is an anti-Christian idea.
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