Last summer I read C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters and I don’t think any passage in literature has ever moved me as much as this excerpt from the final letter describing the futility of the enemy’s attacks once we have seen our Very Great Reward face to face: “All the delights of sense, or heart, or intellect, with which you could once have tempted him, even the...
“Just a little while longer and I’ll see you. It’s just a little while longer and I’ll know you. It’s just a little while longer and we’ll be together.” One day. One day, I’ll see him face to face.
Truth, in theory.
As long as you only know the truth in theory, a lie will continue to be your reality. But the weight of experiential knowledge of the truth will shatter the lie every single time, just like light always prevails instantaneously over darkness. I realize now that that is what happened when I did that trust fall with my Sudan team. In theory, I knew that my body weight wouldn’t crush five...
Earlier tonight I walked into my apartment in time to witness one roommate running around with a frying pan in flames while the other two panicked. In that smoke filled moment, my life did not flash before my eyes but my security deposit certainly did. Sinners in the hands of an angry God? Oh no, Jonathan Edwards ain’t got nothing on chicken in the hands of a Scandinavian chef!
Breakthrough & Revelation
I’ve been living under the lie that if I could just be more my true self then people would love me. That’s what all my fantasies revolved around: dazzling people with all the facets of my personality so that they would respond with the love, acknowledgment, and adoration I so crave. The truth? I get to be myself because I am loved, not the other way around. The problem with believing...