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What’s Our Purpose on Earth?

“If you think of this world as a place simply intended for our happiness, you find it quite intolerable: think of it as a place for training and correction and it’s not so bad.”
C.S. Lewis

I’ve always loved the writings of C.S. Lewis, so when I came upon this quote, I just knew I needed to share it. Our focus is so often misplaced. We become so focused on the here and now that our perspective fails to account for the eternal. We base our decisions on things that affect our daily lives, not considering the effect on our eternal soul.

As C.S. Lewis put it so aptly, if we think of this world as a place intended to bring us happiness, we will find it quite intolerable. The end-goal of our lives on earth is not self-satisfaction or pleasure. Our time on earth is the training ground for an eternity to come.  How’s our training coming along?

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  1. November 30, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I just love C.S. Lewis – great post Rosie! Thanks for sharing.

  1. January 14, 2012 at 12:38 am

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