Healing the Heart through "Christ-Centered" Optimism

Series: Healing the Heart | Story 1

As I’ve been finishing one of the last classes for my seminary degree, I had the privilege of taking a course called “The Wisdom Literature.” During this course, I wrote a paper on Ecclesiastes 12:1-8. As I investigated this unique passage, I realized that although the message of pessimism came seeping through the pages, I also realized that it takes Jesus Christ to make it all make sense.

The first conclusion I came to was that Ecclesiastes was written by an author who had “Lost his way.” As the author gets closer to death, he realizes that pessimism is the best approach to take, because “Eve...

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