Thursday, June 9, 2011

a proper perspective

“'You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve,' said Aslan. 'And that is both honor enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth. Be content.'”
C.S. Lewis

The quote above is from The Chronicles of Narnia (if you haven't read them, do it) and I can think of no better way to state the perspective we should hold regarding our status as humans created by an all-powerful God. It should destroy false humility and self-condemnation while at the same time put in place the haughty, boastful and self-sufficient.

We were created in His image, descendants of the very first created man and woman. For those with their head down low, rise up and walk in the knowledge that you are a divine creation with infinite worth. For those on the other end of the coin, feeling like we are products of our hard work, somehow above those around us, take heed. We are descendants of sinners who were deceived by the father of lies and thought they could obtain the knowledge of God. Walk in humility knowing that every single breath is a gift from the Father and it is "not by might, nor by power, but by His spirit" that we move, breath and have life.

Be content.

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