Convivium – Volume 4, No. 23
The critique of religious superfluity lacks one thing, and that is the reality of superabundance. The human religious sense is more than a product of human need. It is a response to human desire.
We may find it superfluous to have the “thing in the sky” tell us to be good. But we need to attend to that which is above and beyond our individual hearts to find our way to the desired superabundance of love that is God. We must discern our desires.
Only a religious yearning pushes the Magi across the gulf between need and desire, past the voices singing