Tuesday, October 25, 2016

creating utopia

Lewis talks about the foolishness of trying to build utopia today in A Year with C.S. Lewis.

He says that if we ever had hopes of building heaven on earth, instead of realizing that we're sojourners, then we are now disillusioned. He means because of World War II, and the horrors thereof.

We DO need to realize that this world is not our final destination. But we also need to work to make it a great place to live. We will never realize a perfect society in this lifetime... humans tend to mess it up. But we CAN create great communities full of happy neighbors who love one another.

That we can do.

God, please help us make this world a better place as we look forward to the next one.