C.S. Lewis · Friendship and love · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are

Proud? Bitter? Just look up…

Bitter people believe life’s dealt them a bad hand. They resent their problems and experience inner turmoil. They compare their lives constantly and believe others have it so much better. Proud people want everyone to know how successful they are. They turn their – or their family’s – achievements into a daily news bulletin on… Continue reading Proud? Bitter? Just look up…

Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

Cracked-open idols

My phone company recently offered to upgrade my plan, which involved sending me a new device. I now have a smartphone, which works beautifully. I’ve been spending a lot of time with it in fact, quite bedazzled by its features. Coincidentally, or perhaps not, I’ve been spending less time with God during the past week. I’ve felt… Continue reading Cracked-open idols

Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

Perfectly forgiven, perfectly loved (and that’s good enough for me)

I recently admitted to myself that I struggle with perfectionism. Peer into my life and you’ll realise it’s highly imperfect. But I guess that isn’t the point. Perfectionism is in the straining towards an ideal standard in your head – not the (highly mythical) achieving of it. I believe that those wise people who’ve mastered ‘imperfectionism’ are the ones who’ve discovered that… Continue reading Perfectly forgiven, perfectly loved (and that’s good enough for me)