long for something better

“We need to learn to live by the supernatural. Ordinary fare will not fill the emptiness in our hearts… How else will we learn to eat it, if we are never hungry? How educate our tastes for heavenly things if we are surfeited with earthly? … My heart was saying, “Lord, take away this longing, or give me that for which I long.’ The Lord was answering, ‘I must teach you to long for something better.'”

Elisabeth Elliot in Passion & Purity


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