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Monday, September 10, 2012

Chapter 6: A Matter of Heart Quotation

C.S. Lewis wrote, 

Christ says, Give me All. I don’t want so much of your time and so much of your money and so much of your work: I want You. I have not come to torment your natural self, but to kill it. No half-measures are any good. I don’t want to cut off a branch here and a branch there, I want to have the whole tree down. I don’t want to drill the tooth, or crown it, or stop it, but to have it out. Hand over the whole natural self, all the desires which you think innocent as well as the ones you think wicked—the whole outfit. I will give you a new self instead. In fact, I will give you Myself: My own will shall become yours. (Lewis, Mere Christianity, 1952, 153) 

1 comment:

  1. He certainly does invite us to give the whole tree, root and branch. I find that if I offer all, He takes the weak branches and leaves the strong to grow.