Friday, March 22, 2013

If you knew...


Remember the story in the Imitation, how the Christ on the crucifix suddenly spoke 
to the monk who was so anxious about his salvation and said 
“If you knew that all was well, what would you, today, do, or stop doing?”

When you have found the answer, do it or stop doing it. 
You see, one must always get back to the practical and definite. 
What the devil loves is that vague cloud of unspecified guilt feeling 
or unspecified virtue 
by which he lures us into despair or presumption.
(From CS Lewis, Letters to an American Lady, July 21st, 1958)

If you knew that all was well, what would you, today, do, or stop doing?


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