Friday, October 24, 2008

Give up Yourself

"Give up yourself, and you will find your real self. Lose your life and you will save it. Submit to death, death of your ambitions and favorite wishes every day and death of your whole body in the end: submit with every fibre of your being, and you will find eternal life. Keep back nothing. Nothing that you have not given away will be really yours. Nothing in you that has not died will ever be raised from the dead. Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in."

~C. S. Lewis
Mere Christianity


Josiah said...

Truth! Hard but true... good post?

Kenny Anderson said...

What? Submit to death, death of my ambitions and favorite wishes every day??? But Joel Osteen said I could have all my ambitions and favorite wishes. He said I could actually have my best life now - no death or waiting for eternity. I don't like Lewis; Osteen makes me feel better. See ya, got to get my ear scratching done (2 Tim 4:3).

Grandma of Many said...

What a great post by C.S. Lewis David. Thanks for sharing it with us. Kenny made you think also although he was being funny. It almost made it sound like he was with Olsteen but I knew that wasn't true. He ended with a great scripture. Love, Grandma Dot

David Kruse said...

Thanks Grandma and Josiah. Oh, and uncle Kenny...uh, it seemed like you weren't preaching the Prosperity Gospel too well today either. lol