In one of the greatest sermons ever preached ("The Weight of Glory") CS Lewis begins by stating that AGAPE LOVE, not selflessness, is the greatest virtue of the Christian faith and that God's desire for us is to be filled with JOY rather than seeking our own desires and pursuing our own agendas, pleasures and enjoyment. He further challenges us to reflect upon the fact that for most of us "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 want to go on making mud pies in a slum because (s)he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea." Lewis concludes that we as Christians and human beings are "far too easily pleased."
For me this is a great challenge as I desire various things in life but do not want to settle for the good but seek the best that God has in store for me, my family, the Church and the world. It creates witin me what I call a "divine discontent" with the status quo and that which calls me to something greater than what is in my own life, in the church and the world. It is the "weight of glory" which should weigh on every Christian's life and upon every Church that claims to follow Jesus Christ. Do not be too easily pleased with your own life, nor the life of the Church, nor the way of the world. Be filled with the divine discontent which will lead you to live more fully into the glory of God.