Religion: Words of the Week

"God has implanted in us a yearning for everlasting life. To pretend that we do not have this longing is as great a self-deception as to act uninterested when the dinner bell rings. Whether our lives are happy or unhappy, or—like most lives—a confusing blend of dullness and joy and anguish, within each of us is the hunger for a kind of life so radiant and intense that the grave will not be able to frustrate it. God has created us this way; He has built the desire into our very being." —The Rev. Chad Walsh in Episcopal Churchnews.

...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!