Each day we will select an extract from the Narnia novels, The Screwtape Letters or Mere Christianity, combined with a Bible passage (not necessarily restricted to Luke’s gospel), something to think about, a prayer, and an action (usually from @40Acts).
We’d love it, if you’re blogging, that you draw attention to other resources online that we can also connect with.
“I remember Christian teachers telling me long ago that I must hate a bad man’s actions but not hate the bad man: or, as they would say, hate the sin but not the sinner. …I used to think this a silly, straw-splitting distinction: how could you hate what a man did and not hate the man? But years later it occurred to me that there was one man to whom I had been doing this all my life — namely myself. However much I might dislike my own cowardice or conceit or greed, I went on loving myself. There had never been the slightest difficulty about it. In fact the very reason why I hated the things was that I loved the man. Just because I loved myself, I was sorry to find that I was the sort of man who did those things.”
Bible: Isaiah 30:18 http://bible.cc/isaiah/30-18.htm
Think: What does this quote from C.S.Lewis make you think about our attitudes?
Pray: We thank you that you love us whatever we do, and that we would remember that you commanded us to ‘Love our Neighbour as Ourself’, and that there’s two parts to that commandment.
Action: God loves you as you are. Write down at least 10 things that you thank him for about yourself, and seek to keep adding to the list.