February 9, 2019

Saturday
A visit with C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis made the following observation in his book, Mere Christianity: “That is why the real problem of the Christian life comes where people do not usually look for it. It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in. And so on, all day . . . We can do it only for moments at first. But from those moments the new sort of life will be spreading through our systems because now we are letting God work at the right part of us” (168-69).