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Three thoughts on Joy and Purpose:

“This is the true joy in life, being used for a purposed recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no ‘brief candle’ to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”

George Bernard Shaw in Man and Superman: A Comedy and a Philosophy (Penguin Books, 1974), 32.

“The chief end of man is to glorify God by enjoying him forever”

John Piper’s modification to the Westminster Shorter Catechism in Desiring God (Multnomah Books, 2003), 17

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

1 Cor 10:31

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