This month’s Classical Principal’s professional development reading was The Weight of Glory, a 1942 sermon by C.S. Lewis. As it relates to human longings C. S. Lewis states, “Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink, and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”
We know the pinnacle of what the world can offer has always been about drink, sex and ambition which when compared to the riches and glorious inheritance which is ours as co-heirs with Christ, are pathetic mud pies. How often are we more attracted to mud pies than to our present and future glories. Classical Christian education’s goal is to foster a love for the good, the true and the beautiful whose fountain head is Christ so that the mud pies of this world lose their luster in the balance with the weight of glory.