Creak your armchair over to mine for a moment, weâ€™re going to have a conversation.
Iâ€™m trying to work out the point of things. I have an hour.
Arenâ€™t we meant to wait until the long afternoons and daylight savings for that sort of work? We need a verandah.
What do you think this means: The chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever?
The Westminster Shorter Catechism?
Isnâ€™t it all in the verbs? whatever it means, its got to do with those two verbs, â€˜glorifyâ€™ and â€˜enjoyâ€™. Strange that there are two verbs but only one â€˜chief endâ€™.
Two activities, but what kind of action? Are these not really actions, just active verbs masquerading as actions? What is it to â€˜enjoyâ€™ something? Do I do it, or is it done to me? What about â€˜glorifyingâ€™? It seems more straightforward, I glorify someone, there is a subject and a patient. But thatâ€™s just grammar, what does the activity consist in?
Isnâ€™t it possible to glorify someone by not doing anything, just by existing? The way a great painting glorifies the Master.
Itâ€™s quite possible that man attains his end just by being.
Isnâ€™t that what you would expect for the handiwork of the Creator?
What am I doing then? Why am I restless?