Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The Homemaker Wife Is Priceless

"I think I can understand that feeling about a housewife’s work being like that of Sisyphus (who was the stone rolling gentleman). But it is surely, in reality, the most important work in the world. What do ships, railways, mines, cars, government etc exist for except that people may be fed, warmed, and safe in their own homes? As Dr Johnson said, ‘To be happy at home is the end of all human endeavour’. (1st to be happy, to prepare for being happy in our own real Home hereafter: 2nd, in the meantime, to be happy in our houses.) We wage war in order to have peace, we work in order to have leisure, we produce food in order to eat it. So your job is the one for which all others exist.”

C.S. Lewis, Letter to Mrs. Johnson on March 16, 1955

1 comment:

  1. I agree. The homemaker is such an undervalued and under appreciated position. Women should want to stay home and tend to their family. Society crumbles when men and women try and deviate from God's order.

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