“To love and admire anything outside yourself is to take one step away from utter spiritual ruin….” C. S. Lewis
Reading this, it occurs to me that Lewis has, in one portion of a sentence, gotten to the heart of Christianity. It is easy, so easy, to fall into the trap of acting as if the world spins around me, to put value (or not) on people or things based on how they impact me. In this I am reminded of the quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin – “A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.”
Today, I will endeavor “to take at least one step away from utter spiritual ruin,” maybe two.