quote for today

"It may be possible for each to think too much of his own potential glory hereafter; it is hardly possible for him to think too often or too deeply about that of his neighbor. The load, or weight, or burden of my neighbor's glory should be laid on my back, a load so heavy that only humility can carry it, and the backs of the proud will be broken. It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which, if you say 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. All day long we are, in some degree, helping each other to one or the other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities , it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, ll politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal." --C. S. Lewis. "The Weight of Glory" in: The Weight of Glory pp. 18-19.


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