"The gospel is unintelligible to most people today, especially in the West, because their own particular stories are remote from the story of creation, fall, redemption, and consummation that is narrated in the Bible. Our focus is introspective and narrow, confined to our own immediate knowledge, experience, and intuition. Trying to desperately to get others, including God, to make us happy, we cannot seem to catch a glimpse of the real story that gives us a meaningful role." -- Michael Horton, The Gospel-Driven Life, pg. 71.