Wednesday, April 24, 2013
It takes me a long time to process things. There are, of course, initial reactions - but the depth of feeling, the thoughtful response - doesn't come for some time.
I've been reading and pondering and praying. I keep coming back to choices - to the impact even the smallest of them can make in a life. A slight jog in a new direction and the course of an entire life may be changed. Perhaps not all at once - but choices piled upon choices. If they are taking us in a wrong direction, can we be wise enough or strong enough to make the one that will turn things around?
And if we don't and the worst happens and those choices result in pain and suffering to others? What is the just result?
Here is something C.S. Lewis wrote in "Mere Christianity" :
"I would much rather say that every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you, the part of you that chooses, into something a little different from what it was before. And taking your life as a whole, with all your innumerable choices, all your life long you are slowly turning this central thing either into a heavenly creature or into a hellish creature: either into a creature that is in harmony with God, and with other creatures, and with itself, or else into one that is in a state of war and hatred with God, and with its fellow creatures, and with itself. To be the one kind of creature is heaven: that is, it is joy and peace and knowledge and power. To be the other means madness, horror, idiocy, rage, impotence, and eternal loneliness. Each of us at each moment is progressing to the one state or the other."
What do you think?
P.S. Blogger is having one of "those" days and refuses to let me post a picture. sigh.....