We must have something to focus on, to glorify, to worship. We pursue either the real God or a created surrogate. We see these scenarios being played out over and over in the worldly world. Consuming and absorbing concerns, to while all else is subordinated, vary from person to person. If people are not pursing the real God, their passions will be for power of pleasure, money or fame, domination or drugs, ease and comfort, or a mingling of them all. their desires fill their thoughts, aspirations, and plans. They fret and fume and sometimes fight when deprived of their idols. Never do these created experiences fill their empty hearts, nor can they completely dull their inner ache and void that lurk under the surface of their lives.
~ The Evidential Power of Beauty, Dubay