I’ve been thinking tonight about how often I look at the things in my life and name them “mine.”  It’s easy to fall into the trap of compartmentalizing — these parts are yours, God, but these are mine.  I like the way C.S. Lewis describes our desire to keep as much of our lives for ourselves as we can:

“Our temptation is to look eagerly for the minimum that will be accepted. We are in fact very like honest but reluctant taxpayers. We approve of an income tax in principle. We make our returns truthfully. But we dread a rise in the tax. We are very careful to pay no more than is necessary. And we hope– we very ardently hope –that after we have paid it there will still be enough left to live on.”


~ by NinjaPrincess on September 7, 2011.

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