…these words were a profound reminder of truth:
“My own experience is something like this.
I am progressing along the path of this life
in my ordinary contentedly fallen and godless condition,
absorbed in a merry meeting with my friends…
or a bit of work that tickles my vanity…when suddenly a
headline in the newspapers that threatens us all
with destruction, sends this whole pack of cards
tumbling down. At first I am overwhelmed, and all
of my little happinesses look like broken toys.
Then, slowly and reluctantly…I try to bring myself
to the frame of mind that I should be in at all times.
I remind myself that all these toys were never
intended to possess my heart,
that…my only real treasure is Christ.”
from The Problem of Pain by CS Lewis