Saturday, May 13, 2017

First Job of the Day

C.S. Lewis


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 simply in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in. And so on, all day. Standing back from all your natural fussings and frettings; coming in out of the wind.

We can only do it for moments at first. But from those moments the new sort of life will be spreading through our system: because now we are letting Him work at the right part of us. It is the difference between paint, which is merely laid on the surface, and a dye or stain which soaks right through. 

The Business of Heaven

(This is a new-to-me book I came across at the 2nd hand book store. It has one reading for each day of the year, somewhat following the Liturgical Calendar of the Church. PM)

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like you found a gem in this book. Books often fly off the shelves in used book stores and change my life. Peter

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