Friday, April 28, 2017

A Voice from the Past - Lewis

If a man can't be comfortable and unguarded, can't take his ease and 'be himself ' in his own house, where can he? That is, I confess, the trouble. The answer is an alarming one. There is nowhere this  side of heaven where one can safely lay the reins on the horse's neck. It will never be lawful to simply 'be ourselves' until 'ourselves' have become  sons of God.

C. S. Lewis, 1898-1963, The Sermon and the Lunch, God in the Dock, Part III, 3 (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1970, p. 286).

Should Christians be themselves? Should we in some ways avoid being ourselves? What is the distinction?

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