Tagged: grace

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C.S. Lewis Quote – The Great Divorce

Every poet and musician and artist, but for Grace, is drawn away from love of the thing he tells to love of the telling till, down in Deep Hell, they cannot be interested in God at all but only in what they say about Him. For it doesn’t stop at being interested in paint, you know. They sink lower – become interested in their own personalities and then in nothing but their own reputations. – C.S. Lewis “The Great Divorce” p.8

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Contradiction of Tradition

I have often said that Christianity isn’t about doing certain stuff, but about going through life walking with God. At the same time, the only way I knew of going through life in a Christian way was by doing the Christian stuff.   It’s like often happens to me: I know what to do long before I find myself able to do it. Even though I understand this, it still feels like I am trying to push beyond some biblical barrier. The one thing that keeps me confident going this direction is that it has brought me back to my...

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Grace

With the temptation, there is a way of escape, but the simple plastic pleasure overwhelms me. When I let it come so close, it blocks out all the beauty far away and for a moment it’s all I want. But once I reach out my hand to touch it, all the joy it promised melts away leaving only a hollow shell to echo the guilt I now feel. The problem is that sin, brought so close blocks the light that once warmed my heart. No, the sin itself does not block the light, but I must choose to turn away...

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Freedom

The question of faith is not some work that still remains to be done. There is not a required decision, process, or ritual that must be completed properly before a person can be saved. The question of faith is a choice whether a person will act as if Jesus has truly completed all the requirements for salvation. Seeing others through the eyes of grace, we see them Not as incomplete but whole. Not as in process, but complete. We see what others cannot: their ability to walk in freedom, truth, and light. They are not prisoners bound in chains who...