What is The Chief Study of Life?

I started reading Of The Imitation of Christ. The book begins with this quote, describing what our chief study in life should be:

“He that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness,” saith the Lord. These are the words of Christ, by which we are reminded that we must copy His life and conduct, if we wish to be truly enlightened and to be delivered from all blindness of heart. To meditate on the life of Jesus should therefore be our chief study.

So many things in life pull us in different directions. Work, family, friends, commitments, etc, etc. On the internet you are nobody unless you know how to: “Have a side hustle! Buy rentals! Learn to farm! Travel in a camper van! Listen to my economic predictions!” Everyone wants our attention, and many of us give it to them, to the point where there is hardly time to do any real, deep work. Add in a few hours a day watching tv or staring at the phone and you are separated from your hours.

But in the Imitation of Christ, the author reminds us what our true chief study in life is: To meditate on the life of Jesus.

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