Created to Worship

Lactantius on the chief end of man:By Lactantius (text); Arnold Pannartz and Konrad Sweynheim (printers) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

I come now to that which is the chief and greatest part of this work—to teach in what manner or by what sacrifice God must be worshipped. For that is the duty of man, and in that one object the sum of all things and the whole course of a happy life consists, since we were fashioned and received the breath of life from Him on this account, not that we might behold the heaven and the sun, as Anaxagoras supposed, but that we might with pure and uncorrupted mind worship Him who made the sun and the heaven.

ANF 7, The Divine Institutes 6.1, p. 162.

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