Do you know who you are talking to?

A friend named Bunny told me one evening that the reason we are here on earth is to help one another get to Heaven – That our purpose was so much more that birth, life, work and death. And that each time we interact with one another is an opportunity to help each other move closer to God. Certainly makes you consider how you interact, maybe what you say or not say. In the context of our eternal destinies, even an innocent passing remark can unknowingly adjust our path in either direction. I need to think hard about the following passage from The Weight of Glory (C.S. Lewis), which I happen to come across on Google:

“It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most uninteresting person you 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 of our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations – These are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit – [potential] immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.”

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