The danger of Pride – How to know if you have been trapped

Whenever we find that our religious life is making us feel that we are good – above all, that we are better than someone else – I think we may be sure that we are being acted on, not by God, but by the devil.~C.S. Lewis

This is a quote from Mere Christianity. I hope to finish the book by Friday and move on to my next book.

My thoughts

Here are some thoughts from my reading of Mere Christianity and meditation on scriptures.

There is really nothing a Christian can boast about. Everything we have is given to us by God! Even the will to work hard and the ability to work hard is only possible by the grace of God.

Each time we see that we are better than we used to be, we should be thankful to God for his mercies.

When we see other people at the place we used to be, we should be hopeful that they too will move on. We should be patient and supportive especially when we see them trying to move forward.

When we see those who we think are so bad, you can’t imagine how anyone can be so bad, give thanks to God for your parents or the people around you that helped you to be who you are and for God’s mercies.

I am who I am by the grace of God. That is what the Apostle Paul said and it is true of us too. (1 Corinthians 15:10)

So are you proud?

Effective Christianity

wisdom-peopleIf you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this- C. S. Lewis

Like eggs we must be hatched or go bad – C S Lewis

Egg
We must be hatched or go bad

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.

-C. S. Lewis

What does it mean to be hatched? 

To get out of your comfort zone, to learn new things, to move from dream state to reality! It takes boldness to move forward without knowing exactly what lies ahead! It takes a lot of hard work to convert your dreams to reality! However the cost of turning your dreams to reality is nothing compared with the cost of staying in the present state and going bad – that is broke, sad, unhappy, without hope and on…

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