At the beginning of the weight of glory it speaks of gaining things and different motives for getting those things. Like the man who marries for money and not love is a mercenary. If people to things for the wrong reasons in the end they will be inevitably unhappy. Also people settle for things that are easily attained when there are things out there that even though you must woke harder for them will bring them greater joy or more fulfillment. An example would be buying store-bought cookies instead of baking them yourself. You must strive harder to obtain the greater things in life and not just settle for the simple things.
Longing is also mentioned in the reading. People long after things that sometime they cant attain. The one thing in life that all people, even if they don't realize it, long for is God and the life after. The longing of a better life and finally achieving true happiness is the ultimate reward.
Glory for me is something I don't much understand. I hear the word used but what exactly is it? Fame, exaltation, praise these could help describe it, but it is really a word that can only be used properly when speaking of God. Because we can not bring glory to ourselves for that would be a kind of self worship. So how else can it be used? Others can describe each other with it, but is it used in its true context. This I am not sure. I guess I am just new to these terms and concepts, but at least I'm growing. ~(^-^)~