|The hallway is only for passing through to where life is lived in full.|
"And above all you must be asking which door is the true one; not which pleases you best by its paint and paneling. In plain language, the question should never be: 'Do I like that kind of service [or music]?' but 'Are these doctrines true: Is holiness here? Does my conscience move me towards this? Is my reluctance to to knock at this door due to my pride, or my mere taste, or my personal dislike of this particular door-keeper?'
"When you have reached your own room, be kind to those who have chosen different doors and to those who are still in the hall. If they are wrong, they need your prayers....That is one of the rules common to the whole house."
Highlights from the Preface to Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. Click here for a clear view of how this Preface relates to the whole book.