I have been enjoying the reading of a couple of books before school begins (TODAY). One of these selected works has been one which I have heard a lot about but never taken the opportunity to experience -- that being C.S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters. It really is interesting to "listen-in" on the type of communication that could perhaps take place on a demonic level and I began to realize how easily we are distracted from the reason why we are on this earth - walking in obedience to His Word and proclaiming Christ until He returns.
"The attitude which you want to guard against is that in which temporary affairs are treated primarily as material for obedience. Once you have made the World an end, and faith a means, you have almost won your man, and it makes very little difference what kind of worldly end he is pursuing. Provided that meetings, pamphlets, policies, movements, causes, and crusades, matter more to him than prayers and sacrament and charity, he is ours-- and the more "religious" (on those terms), the more securely ours."
Good things can so easily deter our eyes away from that which is the best and the reason for all those things.