The complete realist…
That I was taught first to say my bed-time prayers to ‘Gentle Jesus, meek and mild‘, must
have affected my earliest impressions of him.
In my sheltered childhood, secure in a loving family, it made perfect sense to ask him to ‘look upon’ my littleness, ‘pity my simplicity‘ and ‘suffer me to come to’ him. But later, I would be even more pleased to find that he was just as willing to look upon my sinfulness, pity my humanity, and suffer to bring me to himself; and that his meekness was his strength reined in; his patience with my sinfulness.
This third brief post on the theme of evil comes from C.S.Lewis’ Mere Christianity.
“No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie.Only those…
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