Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Humility 3

Had a great weekend in Salt Lake City. Flew there Friday, time with Paul and Cami and grandkids. Saturday...ministered in the evening and then again at two morning services. Capital Church is one special place...a sea of young professionals and college-aged. And so open-hearted to the word.
Sunday afternoon we met with a church board to coach them...and then the evening was spent with old friends in the area...a memorable meal and much laughter.
Times like this are a great gift from God...Who we have thanked many times over.

Humility is still in focus for me as I write this...and come across this quote:

"We should, I believe, distrust states of mind which turn our attention on ourselves. Even at our sins we should look no longer than is necessary to know and to repent them: and our virtues or progress (if any) are certainly a dangerous object of contemplation.
When the sun is vertically above a man he casts no shadow: similarly when we have come to the Divine meridian our spiritual shadow (that is, our consicousness of self) will vanish.
One will thus in a sense be almost nothing: a room to be filled by God and our blessed fellow creatures, who in their turn are rooms we help to fill."
C.S.Lewis to Walter Hooper - a letter. (Collected Letters - p.535)

May God give you a blessedly un-self-conscious week...living in the Divine meridian.


1 comment:

Debbie said...

Ah, an unselfconscious week, yes, amen! Aware of others and what they are saying and not just waiting for MY turn! Thanks, again, Dave!