“It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare.”
Classic C.S. Lewis. His thoughts on our true nature and our ultimate destiny as human beings. It’s exactly what Sunday’s first reading (Daniel) is all about. And why he said that there are no ordinary people.
Looking at the two possible outcomes, there’s another part of the quote that I can’t leave out - “All day long we are, in some degree helping each other to one or the other of these destinations.”
If I’m honest about how I treat other people, it’s a thought that should stop me cold.
More on this tomorrow. Readings for Sunday