According to Wikipedia,
“Telos (/ˈtɛ.lɒs/; Greek: τέλος, translit.télos, lit. “end, ‘purpose’, or ‘goal”) is a term used by philosopher Aristotle to refer to the full potential or inherent purpose or objective of a person or thing, similar to the notion of an ‘end goal’ or ‘raison d’être‘. Moreover, it can be understood as the “supreme end of man’s endeavour”.“
So we can and should ask ourselves: What is the inherent purpose or chief end of my life?
If we don’t know, then we could be living our lives going in the wrong direction. What a tragic waste!
Here is a clue about our telos from the Westminster Shorter Catechism:
Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever.
As the Book of Common Prayer advises, may we “Read, mark, learn and inwardly digest.”