God’s Humility

This from CS Lewis’, The Problem of Pain,

I call this a Divine humility because it is a poor thing to strike our colours to God when the ship is going down under us; a poor thing to come to Him as a last resort, to offer up ‘our own’ when it is no longer worth keeping.

If God were proud He would hardly have us on such terms: but He is not proud, He stoops to conquer, He will have us even though we have shown that we prefer everything else to Him, and come to Him because there is ‘nothing better’ now to be had.

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2 Responses to God’s Humility

  1. Neil Aquino says:

    Almost makes me wish I was on-board with the cause.

  2. Laz says:

    Reading Lewis takes one far, as Anthony Burgess (New York Times Book Review) noted,

    C.S. Lewis is the ideal persuader for the half-convinced, for the good man who would like to be a Christian but finds his intellect getting in the way.

    I “stumbled” upon Lewis, Mere Christianity, after conversion and reading this work helped me immensely to understand the new life I had been ushered into.

    Had I picked up Mere Christianity prior to conversion I would have been 100% in agreement with what Burgess said.

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