- By C.S. Lewis from Mere Christianity
So much of Christianity today is influenced by our culture. "Listen to your heart" and "find yourself" are the common themes we find in movies and the media. It's so easy to get caught up in it! I think that's why God requires that we open our Bibles and meditate. Our minds have to be reminded of what we really believe in! If we don't study, we'll forget. It's just the way our brains work.
Bible reading doesn't give us some epiphany or spiritual high, it reminds us why we're here. It sets us back on the right track in the right direction. If you don't know where you're headed in your spiritual life...how do you expect to get anywhere?
People like to form their own sense of identity, so we try to figure out who we are. At the end of the road, we will be disappointed. We'll be frustrated by the reality that we aren't really as great as we thought we were. This is not to come across as condescending, it's to reveal the truth about us: we want, in fact, we need a greater purpose for fulfillment.