Friday, January 11, 2008

may be my theme for the new year....

i love this, from c.s. lewis, on learning to live more and more like Jesus...learning to be more fully who we are meant to be...

"it is hard; but the sort of compromise we are all hankering after is harder - in fact, it is impossible. it may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. we are like eggs at present. and you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. we must be hatched or go bad." ( mere christianity)

lewis had a gift for taking the deepest ideas and making them so accessible... i don't want to be just a 'decent egg'. for all the work it will take, i want to be hatched and learn to fly.

2 comments:

DENISE said...

ONE CAN ONLY HOPE TO CONTINUE TO GROW AS A CHILD OF GOD. IT HELPS WHEN YOU HAVE FRIENDS DEEP IN FAITH THAT CAN HELP. THANK YOU FOR BEING THAT KIND OF FRIEND.

Sarah said...

It's funny, because I often feel it would help to bang my head against a hard object. Except I guess the point was to be a bird and not an omelette, huh?....