Monday, February 16, 2015

C.S. Lewis

Nothing will be able to answer the "why me?" question.  However, a friend sent me this today.

Quoted from C.S. Lewis:

"It (illnesses, money troubles, new kinds of temptation) seems to us all unnecessary: but that is because we have not yet had the slightest notion of the tremendous thing He means to make of us.  Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself….He is going to make us into creatures to do the impossible."

When my thoughts start to spiral downward, I can go back to this.

Change of subject, when do I get to play the cancer card and get permission to OWN an elephant?!

These guys are groovin'!


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