Sunday, June 29, 2008

C.S. Lewis quote of the week

"Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of man he is...If there are rats in a cellar, you are most likely to see them if you go in very suddenly. But the suddenness does not create the rats: it only prevents them from hiding. In the same way, the suddenness of the provocation does not make me an ill-tempered man: it only shows me what an ill-tempered man I am...Apparently the rats of resentment and vindictiveness are always there in the cellar of my soul."

--Mere Christianity, book 4, ch. 7

An AWESOME, potentially life-changing quote on dealing with your responses to circumstances. So often, we'll blame "the rats", but the greater problems are the rats inside!


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