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Galway

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Another thought.......


C.S.Lewis

I am progressing along the path of life in myordinarq contentedly fallen and godless condition, absorbed in a merry meeting with my friends for the morrow or a bit of work that tickles my vanity today, a holiday or a new book, when suddenly a stab of abdominal pain that threatens serious disease, or a headline in the newspaper that threatens us all with destruction, sends this whole pack of cards rumbling down.

At first I am overwhelmed, and all my little happinesses look like broken toys. Then, slowly and reluctantly, bit by bit, I try to bring myself into the frame of mind that I should be in at all times.

I remind myself that all these toys were never intended to possess my heart, that my true good is in another world anomy only real treasure is Christ. Perhaps, by God's grace, I succeed, and for a day or two become a creature consciously dependent on God and drawing its strength from the right sources.

But the moment the threat is withdrawn, my whole nature leaps back to the toys.... The terrible necessity of tribulation is only too clear...my only real treasure must be Christ.

(In response to this post by Portland)

Posted: 03/30/2016 at 10:01PM



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