Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bringing to Completion the Good Work

"I think that many of us, when Christ has enabled us to overcome one or two sins that were an obvious nuisance are inclined to feel (though we do not put it into words,) that we are now good enough, He has done all we wanted Him to do, and we should be obliged if He would now leave us alone. As we say "I hever expected to be a saint, I only wanted to be a decent ordinary chap." And we imagine that when we say this we are being humble. But this is a fatal mistake. Of course we never wanted, and never asked, to be made into the sort of creatures He is going to make us into. But the question is not what we intended ourselves to be, but what He intended us to be when he made us."
C.S. Lewis

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