06
May
06

Harder and Easier

I concluded my time alone with the Lord this morning with a word from C.S. Lewis:
The Christian way is different: harder, and easier. 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 cut down. 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.”

Both harder and easier is what we are all trying do. You have noticed, I expect, that Christ Himself sometimes describes the Christian way as very hard, sometimes as very easy. He says, “Take up your Cross”—in other words, it is like going to be beaten to death in a concentration camp. Next minute he says, “My yoke is easy and my burden light.” He means both. And once just see why both are true.

That’s a good word for us today!
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1 Response to “Harder and Easier”


  1. 1 Anonymous
    May 8, 2006 at 1:16 pm

    Ryan’s Goatie is so cute.


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