The Lent post-a-day gig continues here @ Roses in the Rubble, but today will be short(!) Just a quickie challenge from a quote by C. S. Lewis:
“We read of spiritual efforts and our imagination makes us believe that because we enjoy the idea of doing them, we have done them. I am appalled to see how much of the change which I thought I had undergone lately was only imaginary. The real work seems yet to be done. It is so fatally easy to confuse an aesthetic appreciation of the spiritual life with the life itself. To dream that you have waked, washed and dressed and then to find yourself still in bed.”
As our Lenten journey winds down to the final two week stretch, i don’t know about you, but a few spiritual things i had plotted to do (everyday, or almost every day) remain sketchily done. At the beginning of Lent i imagined doing them (& have done them in previous years, every day)… oi vey, this year. Not happening.
Sometimes we can’t see the change we want to become, because we actually have to get started. Open our sleepy spiritual eyes to what God wants to change in us. I have my list of what i want God to change in me, but what about God’s list for me?
Time to get out of our comfy spiritual beds and wake up!
Open our eyes to see the change Christ wants us to be & do…
It’s not too late!
grace, peace & spiritual eyes*
Virginia : )
*with help from Freddie the Frog (you can read about him by clicking here)
You are so right. It’s not too late. In this life, it is never too late with God.
Amen — and thank God we can go to the fountain of His mercy again & again… (Psalm 23: “His mercy is everlasting…” Blessings & so glad to find another ‘holy hilarity’ groupie – grace, peace & 2nd chances – Virginia
Mark had that Lewis quote on a plaque in his home when I met him in 1987. I memorized it then and it’s remained a favorite. Thanks for bringing it to mind today. Love seeing Freddie the Frog … his niece, Gracie, is doing just fine in the Kranich home as well! 🙂
So glad you & Mark like this quote – i put it in a Leadership Map during grad school & it still challenges … like so much of C.S. Lewis! So glad Gracie is doing well — anytime she wants to come for a visit, karibu sane! (she is most welcome)
grace, peace & long-term relevance — gL : )