Michael Knowles is absolutely correct that mankind ought to live for more than self-gratification. Christians live for the cause of Jesus Christ, his glorious gospel, and the missio dei (The Mission of God). We don’t seek our own comfort, but God’s call on our lives to live in accordance with his will. This is not always safe, fun, or pleasant. Yet we are called by God to live a life of true obedience to Jesus Christ. This should always be at the forefront of our thoughts and be a driving force in our actions.