Sunday, October 28, 2007

C.S. Lewis quote-of-the-week

"The perfect submission, the perfect suffering, the perfect death were not only easier to Jesus because he was God. But surely that is a very odd reason for not accepting them?...To what will you look for help if you will not look to that which is stronger than yourself?"
--Mere Christianity, book 2, chapter 4

I had a good friend who wouldn't "accept Jesus" because he only thought about it when times weren't going good. He thought that was a cop-out. On one hand, he was correct. But in a larger sense, he was not.

To be more accurate, he was only clear-headed enough to accept Jesus when life had his attention. And, of course, accepting Jesus' death on the cross to pay for one's sin is always a cop-out. That's the point. Why shouldn't we "cop out" in the face of our sin and God's holiness?


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