“My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust? If the whole show was bad and senseless from A to Z, so to speak, why did I, who was supposed to be part of the show, find myself in such violent reaction against it? A man feels wet when he falls into water, because man is not a water animal: fish would not feel wet. Of course I could have given up my idea of justice by saying it was nothing but a private idea of my own. But if I did that, then my argument against God collapsed too-for the argument depended on saying that the world was really unjust, not simply that it did not happen to please my fancies. Thus in the very act of trying to prove that God did not exist-in other words, that the whole of reality was senseless-I found I was forced to assume that one part of reality-namely my idea of justice-was full of sense. Consequently atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be a word without meaning.”—C.S. Lewis (Mere Christianity)
We’re not supposed to find perfect joy and completeness here on earth.
That thought struck me as I was reading an article today. It caught me off guard and forced me to think. He has given us glimpses of heaven through unconditional love in our families. Earthly marriage is a…
“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.”—St. Augustine (via sketchmedesire)
Lord forgive us when we get consumed by the things of this world that fight for our love and our passion. As our eyes are open wide and on You, grant us the privilege of Your worldview, and may Your kingdom be what wakes us up and lays us down.
This post goes out to all of the awesome tumblr people I am following and who are following me.
To those that I am following, thank you for being an inspiration and encouragement. You have been a blessing to me. God has used many of you to teach me many things. And many times, when I am down, your posts have uplifted me and have also shown me that I am not alone in the struggles that I face and that even through tumblr, we can help one another in whatever we are going through. And in my joy, you have added even more by your most awesome posts! You make me giggle and laugh and you’re all just so awesome! May you continue to bless people with your posts, and even more with your lives.
To those who are following me, thank you for following. Heehee. Well, actually, your follows tell me that I can have an impact on another person’s life so… Thank you. I really do hope I have become a blessing to you.
So, yea. Thank you. I hope to share more with you. God bless you all.
“Free me from my evil passions and heal my heart of all disordered love so that once I am interiorly healed and purified I may become more ready to love You, stronger to endure suffering for You, and more steadfast in persevering in You.”—Thomas a Kempis, Imitation of Christ (via guidemeinyourtruth)
“Any concept of grace that makes us feel more comfortable sinning is not biblical grace. God’s grace never encourages us to live in sin. On the contrary, it empowers us to say no to sin and yes to truth.”—Randy Alcorn (via simplysaved)
“Show us Your unfailing love, O Lord, and grant us Your salvation. I listen carefully to what God the Lord is saying, for He speaks peace to His people, His faithful ones. But let them not return to their foolish ways. Surely His salvation is near to those who honor Him; our land will be filled with His glory.”—Psalm 85:7-9 (via sketchmedesire)
“I am trying here to prevent anyone from saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him [Jesus Christ]: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God.’ That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on a level with a man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse …. You can shut him up for fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon; or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God. But let us not come up with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that option open to us. He did not intend to.”—C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (via thywordistruth)
For a period of 23 hours, a young Ecuadorian girl named Angelica was shown the Kingdoms of Heaven and Hell, and the Return of Christ. She witnessed Jesus weeping as He overlooked multitudes of souls lost forever, a world that has rejected Him, a Church that is mostly unprepared for Him, a people that have stopped witnessing to the lost, and an entertainment industry that even lures children to satan. She witnessed many of our esteemed cultural icons suffering in the Pit; singers, entertainers, and even a pope. Angelica was also shown how the Kingdom of Heaven is all wonderfully prepared and ready, an unimaginable glorious place, where no evil exists. Though Jesus is ONLY coming back for a Holy People, and many of God’s children will NOT be ready on that day, and will be left behind in a world that will fall apart.