Making a choice

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We all have to choose
between two ways of being crazy:
the foolishness of the gospel
or the non-sense of values
of the world.

–Jean Vanier

Learning how to live

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Jesus rarely “takes the wheel.”
Being co-laborers with God
means we get choices.
God wants to teach us
how to drive.

–Jonathan Martin

Little decisions are big

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Good and evil increase
at compound interest.
That’s why the little decisions
we make every day are
of infinite importance.

–C. S. Lewis

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Choices

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Every time you make a choice
you are turning the central part of you
into something a little different
than it was before.

–C. S. Lewis

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The choice of ways

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Most, I fancy, have discovered
that to be born is to be exposed
to delights and miseries greater
than imagination could have anticipated;
that the choice of ways at any cross-road
may be more important than we think;
and that short cuts may lead
to very nasty places.

–C. S. Lewis

Making choices

People often think of Christian morality as a kind of bargain in which God says, ‘If you keep a lot of rules, I’ll reward you, and if you don’t I’ll do the other thing.’ I do not think that is the best way of looking at it. I would much rather say that every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you, the part of you that chooses, into something a little different from what it was before. And taking your life as a whole, with all your innumerable choices, all your life long you are slowly turning this central thing into a Heaven creature or into a hellish creature: either into a creature that is in harmony with God, and with other creatures, and with itself, or else into one that is in a state of war and hatred with God, and with its fellow creatures, and with itself. To be the one kind of creature is Heaven: that is, it is joy, and peace, and knowledge, and power. To be the other means madness, horror, idiocy, rage, impotence, and eternal loneliness. Each of us at each moment is progressing to the one state or the other.

–C. S. Lewis

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