CQOD: 11/29/05 -- C. S. Lewis: the two Ways
Christian Quotation of the DayNovember 29, 2005
And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
-- Matthew 6:5,6 (ESV)
Holding [the Way of Affirmation], we see that every created thing is, in its degree, an image of God, and the ordinate and faithful appreciation of that thing a clue, which, truly followed, will lead back to Him. Holding [the Way of Rejection], we see that every created thing, the highest devotion to moral duty, the purest conjugal love, the saint and the seraph, is no more than an image; that every one of them, followed for its own sake and isolated from its source, becomes an idol whose service is damnation.
... C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), Arthurian Torso 
Quiet time reflection:
Lord, reveal to me the idols in my life, that I might speedily abandon them.
See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004
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