Too Easily Pleased

Far too often, we are far too easily pleased. Even though God offers us uncoditional love, we satisfy ourselves with something far less than God. As C. S. Lewis once wrote, “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” (C. S. Lewis, quoted by David Mathis, “We Are Far Too Easily Pleased,” Desiring God