Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever. So says the Westminster Shorter Catechism, a document created in the mid-1650s as a manual to instruct children in the tenets of their faith.
I got to thinking about this particular assertion today as I came across separate stories that draw sharp contrasts in relation to man’s chief end. The first item was in the form of a news story (but also a blog post) chronicling the end of a life. Thirty-six year old Charlotte Kitley had been posting about her battle with Stage 4 bowel cancer for a private blog as well as on the Huffington Post Lifestyle (UK) section. HuffPo marked Kitley’s death Tuesday (9/16/14) by printing her final entry, And So There Must Come An End. Continue reading “A Joy Forever”