November 24

“Most people lead far too sheltered lives, and for that reason they get to know God so little. They have permanent appointments, they never exert themselves to the utmost, they have the solace of wife and children. I shall never talk disparagingly of that happiness, but I believe it my task to do without all this. Why should what we read again and again in the New Testament not be granted to us? But the unfortunate thing is that people have no idea at all of what it means to be a Christian, and that is why I am left without sympathy, that is why I am not understood.”

~Source: The Journals (1847)
Author: Søren Kierkegaard