“C.S. Lewis understood that it is the direction our desires take and not the desires themselves that are the problem. Rightly ordered, human longings point us to answers about life and its meaning. Ultimately, they point us to God, the only source for knowing our true selves. Our capacity for desire is good.
The mistake many make about desires, Lewis thought, is confusing means for ends. We all know how pursuing desire as an end in and of itself results in a treadmill of personal disillusionment and relational carnage. Fulfillment remains perpetually just beyond reach for those who treat pleasure as the destination, rather than as joys of the journey.”-John Stonestreet