March 28, 2006

Your BEST and your WORST day.

I have been re-reading ‘Mere Christianity’ by C.S. Lewis. I find his writings so thought provoking, as well as encouraging. I came across a line that I thought might benefit us all today. It has to do with failing and failure. As humans, we seem to be too easy or too hard on ourselves. I am sure there is a balance here somewhere. I do however think we berate and castigate ourselves more than seeing ourselves the way God sees us, while still believing in us. Anyway, this line was very encouraging. Lewis says, “we will never attain perfection by any human effort therefore, we must always be asking for God’s help. Having to ask for God’s help continually cures our illusions about ourselves and teaches us to depend on Him.” The bottom line is, we cannot condone our actions or trust ourselves, even in our BEST moments, and, on the other hand we need not despair or condemn ourselves in our WORST moments. So when we fail we are not failures. We simply need to ask His forgiveness and seek to do better. May we all be encouraged by these words.

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