In 1949, C.S. Lewis wrote a piece called “The Weight of Glory” in which he argued:
Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.
The problem is not that we pursue joy but that we pursue it in all the wrong places. We please ourselves with trinkets when true treasure is at hand. This blog is an attempt to explore the pursuit of true joy in Christ in all areas of life.