“To ask that God's love should be content with us as we are is to ask that God should cease to be God: because He is what He is, His love must, in the nature of things, be impeded and repelled by certain stains in our present character, and because He already loves us He must labour to make us lovable.
We cannot even wish, in our better moments, that He could reconcile Himself to our present impurities -- no more than the beggar maid could wish that King Cophetua [from the ancient legend, "The King and the Beggar-maid," mentioned by Shakespeare and many others, retold by Lord Tennyson, and painted by famous artists] should be content with her rags and dirt, or a dog, once having learned to love man, could wish that man were such as to tolerate in his house the snapping, verminous, polluting creature of the wild pack.
What we would here and now call our "happiness" is not the end God chiefly has in view: but when we are such as He can love without impediment, we shall in fact be happy.”
C. S. Lewis – “The Problem of Pain”
Quote for Today
"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued is always just beyond your grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly will light upon you."
Mother Basilea Schlink’s Attitude for Today
"Open wide the door of your heart to everyone who comes to you with a request, and God will open wide the door of his heart to your requests."
Mother Basilea Schlink
Proverb for Today
"A king’s rage is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass."
Proverbs 19:12 NIV
Word from Scripture for Today
“The light will dawn in your souls and Christ the Morning Star will shine in your hearts.”