Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lewis: our attention

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
    Feast of Mary, Martha & Lazarus, Companions of Our Lord
    Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’”
    —Luke 4:8 (NIV)
    As long as you notice, and have to count, the steps, you are not yet dancing but only learning to dance. A good shoe is a shoe you don’t notice. Good reading becomes possible when you need not consciously think about eyes, or light, or print, or spelling. The perfect church service would be one we are almost unaware of; our attention would have been on God.
    ... C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer, New York: Harcourt Brace and World, 1964, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002, p. 4 (see the book)
    See also Luke 4:8; Deut. 6:13; Ps. 83:18; Matt. 4:10; 2 Cor. 12:2-4; Col. 2:18
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, occupy my mind in worship.
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