Human Desire

What is human desire? To put it plainly, they’re our needs or wants. They drive, motivate, energize, and animate us. They are, as Gerald May put it, “our one human resource for love.” In other words, they’re what we have to love with. They’re the pivot point. The hinge that enables us to shut out or swing open the door of love. We were created to steward them, not suppress them and they were created to serve us, not enslave us. Therefore, our aim in Spiritual Formation is to train with the Spirit to recover the dignity of desire. To see a human being in all its original goodness, but then to go even further, to become a person flooded with God’s kind of goodness—a person permeated with virtue, a bright and shining light of love.