I think all Christians would agree with me if I said that though Christianity seems at first to be all about morality, all about duties and rules and guilt and virtue, yet it leads you on, out of all that, into something beyond. One has a glimpse of a country where they do not talk of those things, except perhaps as a joke. Every one there is filled full of what we should call goodness as a mirror is filled with light. But they do not call it goodness. They do not call it anything. They are not thinking of it. They are too busy looking at source from which it comes. But this is near the stage where the road passes over the rim of our world. No one’s eyes can see very far beyond that: lots of people’s eyes can see further than mine.
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, Book III, Chapter 12 (H/T KH)
These are very profound words. When one has their eyes on Jesus, they don’t have to announce the accompanying aspects. those aspects will simply be present.
This reminds me of my church in Virginia. (back in the late 1980’s) They were very separated from the world, but never talked about being separated from the world. They didn’t preach against tv, but nobody there had a tv. The focus was always on Jesus, and reaching souls. It’s kind of another reason as to why i cannot find a church here.. I was spoiled by True Vine Church.
They would go out every Saturday for street preaching. One evening, we returned to the church, after sharing the gospel along the beach front in Virginia beach. We went into a side room for a few minutes of praying for those we had encountered earlier on. That few minutes of prayer lasted until nearly 4:00 am. I miss those folks.
Thanks for a most notable reflection. Blessings in Jesus name.