Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones could never get any satisfaction back in the 1960s when this song played over and again on the airways: “I can’t get no satisfaction” (released 1965).
This week I have been working with a Wycliffe Hall student team, Peter Sanlon and the congregation of St Mark’s Tunbridge Wells.
Among other things we have been surveying people door-to-door, giving out fliers and the tract Longing for Paradise (see) as well as doing some video interviews.
Leafy suburbia is “largely satisfied” it would seem: health, contentment, peace and money. But not everyone; and not all the time.
Nagging questions the meaning of life and the possibility of life beyond death remain.
And, of course, the person of Jesus Christ continues to be a source of fascination and interest. Established Religion and Church-going hardly feature, but the quest for satisfaction does not go away. Our hope as a team is that the good people of Tunbridge Wells will find their deepest needs in Jesus Christ, for it was he who said: “I have come that you might have life in all its fullness (in all its abundance)” (John 10:10).
The team’s 5minute summary of this theme is here