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."

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.

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