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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Yet another quote from C.S. Lewis...

"... what matters is the nature of the change in itself, not how we feel while it is happening. It is the change from being confident about our own efforts to the state in which we despair of doing anything for ourselves and leave it to God. [...] The sense in which a Christian leaves it to God is that he puts all his trust in Christ: trusts that Christ will somehow share with him the perfect human obedience which he carried out from His birth to His crucifixion: that Christ will make the man more like Himself [...] Christ offers something for nothing: He even offers everything for nothing. In a sense, the whole Christian life consists in accepting that very remarakble offer. But the difficulty to reach is the point of recognizing that all we have done and can do is nothing. [...] it must follow that you are trying to obey Him. But trying in a new way, a less worried way. Not doing these things in order to be saved, but because He has begun to save you already. Not hoping to get to Heaven as a reward for your actions, but inevitably wanting to act in a certian way because  a first faint gleam of Heaven is already inside you." (147 Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis)

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