Remember, pleasure is often more about drugging ourselves than it is about enjoying ourselves. And the things we do to avoid the ache are always worse in the end than the ache itself.
John Eldredge, from "The Journey of Desire" ISBN 0-7852-6716-6 Page 184
… we have only three options: (1) to be alive and thirsty, (2) to be dead, or (3) to be addicted. There are no other choices. Most of the world lives in addiction; most of the church has chosen deadness. The Christian is called to the life of holy longing.
John Eldredge, from "The Journey of Desire" ISBN 0-7852-6716-6 P 182-183
Thanks to Vern for sending me these quotes.