In 1st Peter, Chapter 2, we are told to crave for what is pure. As we do this, we learn that the desire to taste and enjoy God's kindness cannot flourish in the same heart with things like malice and hypocrisy. So we long to live differently from the values and customs and expectations of this world. As strangers in a strange land, we are to strive to taste the kindness of God in his Word. Because it was “God has caused us to be born again to a living hope” – for another world, another, greater kind of existence.