March 8, 2012

The Jungle: GK Chesterton

“THE modern city is ugly not because it is a city but because it is not enough of a city, because it is a jungle, because it is confused and anarchic, and surging with selfish and materialistic energies.” 
~GK Chesterton: 'Lunacy and Letters.'

We live in an age where being busy represents accomplishment.  We fail to even slow down to consider our own destiny.  How easy we fill our minds with vanity, how easy we get distracted from time to time.  I wonder what God will say when we get to Heaven if we act surprised, like I think many will be.  Our lives are all interconnected in one way for eternity.  Make the most of your time and invest in things that matter for not just this world, but the next.  CS Lewis I believe once said it best, that 'those who did the most for this world where precisely those who were most focused on the next.'

No comments: