...it is with awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all 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, civilisations - 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 - immortal horrors or everlasting splendours.
CS Lewis, from his sermon "The Weight of Glory"
We talked about this in Bible study last year. That it isn't just Christians who have eternal life. Every human will live for all eternity. The issue is where and how that eternity will be spent. This is a sobering thought for all and helps me to think about how to best spend my days.