Words of Wisdom...
Here's a great passage from a C.S. Lewis book The Great Divorce:
It's a conversation..
-"Why, if you are interested in the country only for the sake of painting it, you'll never learn to see the country."
-"But that's just how a real artist is interested in the country."
-"No. Your forgetting," said the Spirit. "That was not how you began. Light itself was your first love: you loved to paint only as a means of telling about light."
He applies this to God saying "Every poet and musician and artist, but for Grace, is drawn away from love of the thing he tells, to love of telling till, down in Deep Hell, they cannot be interested in God at all but in only what they say about him."
But, as you read it, you can tell there are lots of areas where this lesson is applicable...