I’m reading through N.T. Wright’s The Resurrection of the Son of God and I came across perhaps the best single description of the troubling book of Ecclesiastes I’ve ever seen. Here it is:

Ecclesiastes, who sometimes seems to cast himself as the Eeyore of the Old Testament, would simply shrug his shoulders and tell you to make the best of what you had. (Wright, 108 )

That’s right, according to N.T. Wright, Ecclesiastes could be viewed as the Eeyore of the Old Testament. Hilarious!