Monday, May 17, 2010

"I was not born to be free..."


"I was not born to be free: 
I was born to adore and to obey." 
C.S. Lewis

Rummaging through things in my desk, I came across this card. On the back the source of the quotation is given as "Lewis in conversation as recounted by A.C. Harwood," one of C.S. Lewis's good friends — an Inkling. The card was sent to members in November, 1983, by The New York C.S. Lewis Society. I was then — and am now — a member, although I have never attended a meeting in person.

It seems to me that Lewis' conviction about the purpose of life complements the first question and response in the Westminster Catechism:
Q. What is the chief end of man?
A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.