No Compromise

Some C.S. Lewis that I’ve been pondering lately…

“Our temptation is to look eagerly for the minimum that will be accepted.  We are in fact like honest but reluctanct taxpayers.  We approve on an income tax in principle.  We make our returns truthfully.  But we dread a rise in the tax.  We are very careful to pay no more than is necessary.  Any we hope — we very ardently hope — that after we have paid it there will still be enough to live on.”

“For it is not so much of our time and so much of our attention that God demands; it is not even all our time and all our attention; it is ourselves…For He claims all, because He is love and must bless.  He cannot bless us unless he HAS us.  When we try to keep within us an area that is our own, we try to keep an area of death.  Therefore, in love, He claims all.  There’s no bargaining with him.”

Salvation is free, but it costs us everything.  He is more than worthy.

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