Friday, April 4, 2008

another quote

i can't stop! this one plewe shared with me a few months ago - it came from a book that her friend shared with her. i love how they go round and round! oh - i believe it's from cs lewis, originally. he must have shared it with someone.

"Troubled soul, thou are not bound to feel but thou are bound to arise. God loves thee whether thou feelest or not. Thou canst not love when thou wilt, but thou art bound to fight the hatred in thee to the last. Try not to feel good when thou art not good, but cry to Him who is good. He changes not because thou changest. Nay, He has an especial tenderness of love toward thee for that thou art in the dark and hast no light, and His heart is glad when thou doest arise and say, "I will go to my Father." Fold the arms of they faith, and wait in the quietness until light goes up in thy darkness. For the arms of thy Faith I say, but not of thy Action: bethink thee of something that thou oughtest to do, and go to do it, if it be but the sweeping of a room, or the preparing of a meal, or a visit to a friend. Heed not thy feeling: do thy work."

1 comment:

ewesa said...

oh yes, this was a good one, thanks for the reminder. :)