In all your sacrifice for the things of God, do not forget the sacrifice of Christ, without which your working would be useless and empty.
Is your picture of God one who turns a blind eye towards sin, just because he is merciful and kind, or is he a God who suffered and died to justly pay the penalty of sin in full?
It seems to him there are a thousand bars; and behind the bars, no world.
No treasure or comfort of the world is worth losing the gospel.
Learn to see Christ in literature, and you will learn to love to read not simply as an act of leisure but as an act of sanctifying, God- glorifying worship