Plantinga also talk about nostalgia. This has become a problem. We start to remember and dwell upon the best part of our lives. It keeps us from living in the present because we are too busy longing for the past and to be living in a time where things were so good. It is always the past that keeps us from living in the future. Instead of living like this we need to live with shalom. Shalom should be the center of our lives, we should being hoping for peace within our lives instead of hoping for other worldly things. We need to question what is wrong in our longings that is keeping us from finding shalom.
Finally, a point that really struck me was when we talked about longing for death. The devil loves this. We really need to stop and think about why we long for death. When a person really wants to die, it is the point where all the longing of the past, present, and future come together and gather into a huge ball. When our lives become this tangled it is then that God really wants us. It is at this point in our live that God wants to help us, where he can really use us. We need to stop longing for death and start understanding that God wants us for him.