“The real problem of the Christian life comes where people do not usually look for it. It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in. And so on, all day. Standing back from all your natural fussings and frettings; coming in out of the wind” (C.S.Lewis, Mere Christianity Book IV Chapter 8)
Rose Marie Miller comments on this passage:
“I was really moved by this quote from C.S. Lewis. It is so true that often that is the way my day starts.
Life is a battle to have a quiet walk in the midst of a busy life
Life is a battle against the will and the flesh that so easily resists God’s will and ways
Life is a battle against the evil one who deduces us from a simple and pure devotion to Christ (IICorinthians 11:3)
Life is a battle struggling to see Christ formed in the greater community of Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims.
“Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant–not of the letter but of the Spirit. for the letter kills, but the Spirit give life.” (II Corinthians 3:6)