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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Integration Part 2

What it looks like to have God help with the process of throwing out the refuse in my life:

"The Three-Personal-God, so to speak, sees before Him in fact a self-centered, greedy, grumbling, rebellious human animal. But He says, "Let us pretend that this is not a mere human creature, but our Son. It is like Christ in so far as it is a Man, for He became Man. Let us pretend that it is also like Him in Spirit. Let us treat it as if it were what in fact it is not. Let us pretend in order to make the pretense into a reality." God looks at you as if you were a little Christ: Christ stands beside you to turn you into one. I daresay this idea of a divine make-believe sounds rather strange at first. But, is it so strange really? Is it not how that higher thing always raises the lower? A mother teaches her baby to talk by talking to it as if it understood long before it really does." (193-194 Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis)

He wants to help me become more like Himself. I just need to be willing to let God teach me what I don't even know I need to learn yet.

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