Rev. Peter J. Gomes: A Message for Millennials About a Good Life Well Lived

Mar 4, 2011 8:20 AM ET

Alice Korngold's Blog

"In this generation the search for goodness, both institutional and personal, has reappeared as a defining characteristic in young people's renewed search for the good life." Rev. Peter J. Gomes was referring to the Millennial Generation in his book The Good Life (2002).

Rev. Gomes passed away yesterday. With the perspective of four decades of service as a minister and professor at Harvard University, he recognized the particular qualities of Millennials. The question he heard his Millennial students ask was this: "What will it take for me to make a good life, and not merely a good living?"

In The Good Life, Rev. Gomes quoted from Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation (Howe and Strauss, 2000) as follows:

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