On the anniversary of his passing, here’s our favorite CS Lewis quote:
“The more we get what we now call “ourselves” out of the way and let [Jesus] take us over, the more truly ourselves we become. There is so much of Him that millions and millions of “little Christs,” all different, will still be too few to express Him fully. He made them all. He invented—as an author invents characters in a novel—all the different men that you and I were intended to be. In that sense our real selves are all waiting for us in Him.
“Love never fails” even in theological debates.
Everything else is counterproductive.
man·tra noun \ˈmän-trə also ˈman- or ˈmən-\
: a sound, word, or phrase that is said over and again by someone who is praying or meditating
: a word or phrase that is repeated often or that expresses someone’s basic beliefs
Jesus said, the kingdom of heaven is like a party thrown by a king, in which all the wrong people get invited after all the right people said they were just not interested.
It seems Jesus is assembling a family: making a community and he’s making it with all sorts of different folks, and he’s making it for people like us.
This people–this Church–looks like a community unified around grace and the invitation.
And it doesn’t matter who you are.