Saturday, May 29, 2010

Do I want to change?

This morning my son and I read the chapter, Obstinate Toy Soldiers, in Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis.
I found the following passage helpful and challenging
Did you ever think, when you were a child, what fun it would be if your toys could come to life? Well suppose you could really have brought them to life. Imagine turning a tin soldier into a real little man. It would involve turning the tin into flesh. And suppose the tin soldier did not like it. He is not interested in flesh; all he sees is that the tin is being spoilt. He thinks you are killing him. He will do everything he can to prevent you He will not be made into a man if he can help it.
Similarily, God wants to transform us into people like Jesus, the perfect man, but often we do not like it, deluding ourselves that we are better off as we are.

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