I’ve often heard it said that people have a “God-shaped hole” in their hearts, and that they try to fill it with various things, none of which are a perfect fit, and thus leave them unsatisfied. I had never really liked the metaphor because it’s rather lacking. It makes people’s struggles seem very one-dimensional, as if all I have to do to solve all my problems is to merely turn to God and all of a sudden I won’t want those other things because the “God-shaped hole” is now perfectly filled. That, of course, is simply not true.
But what is true, is that people look for redemption (that is, a way to escape/forget about/feel good about their problems and sins) every day. And the world offers up its solutions. Below is one such solution that jumped out at me.