Thursday, February 23, 2023

Lewis: arduous love

Thursday, February 23, 2023
    Feast of Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, Martyr, c.155
    Simon Peter asked him, “Lord, where are you going?”
    Jesus replied, “Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later.”
    —John 13:36 (NIV)
    It is natural for us to wish that God had designed for us a less glorious and less arduous destiny; but then we are wishing not for more love but for less.
    ... C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), The Problem of Pain, New York: Macmillan, 1944, p. 31 (see the book)
    See also John 13:36; Matt. 7:13-14; 16:24; 20:22; Mark 8:34-35; 10:15,23-27; Luke 9:23-24,62; John 13:33,37-38; 16:33; 21:18-19; 2 Pet. 1:10-11; 1 John 2:1; 4:4
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, only You can sustain me on the road where You have placed me.
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