Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Prayer: C.S. Lewis from Mere Christianity

Every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you, the part of you that chooses, into something a little different from what it was before. And taking your life as a whole, with all your innumerable choices … you are slowly turning this central thing either into a heavenly creature or into a hellish creature; either into a creature that is in harmony with God, and with other creatures, and with itself, or else into one that is in a state of war and hatred with God, and with its fellow creatures, and with itself. To be the one kind of creature is heaven … to be the other means madness … and eternal loneliness. Each of us at each moment is progressing to the one state or the other.