Atheist, Douglas Coupland, in his Life After God confessed: “Here is my secret. I tell it to you with an openness of heart that I doubt I shall ever achieve again, so I pray that you are in a quiet room as you hear these words. My secret is that I need God that I am sick and can no longer make it alone. I need God to help me give, because I no longer seem to be capable of giving; to help me be kind, as I no longer seem capable of kindness; to help me love, as I seem beyond being able to love.”
As we read this, we will not be surprised by the sentiments, rather it is the honesty that might surprise us. Nevertheless, we must not read this with any sense of triumph, rather we should humbly and earnestly beg God to help us be more charitable, giving, kind, and loving that we might help atheists like Douglas Coupland glimpse the wonder of the love of God.