Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Feelings

“Do not be deceived, Wormwood. Our cause is never more in danger than when a human, no longer desiring, but still intending, to do our Enemy's will, looks round upon a universe from which every trace of Him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

I love this quote. We aren't called to follow our feelings, even if that's what the world would tell us. Feelings are fleeting. There will be days and weeks and maybe even months we don't feel like being a faithful servant. I feel that way pretty much every morning when I wake up, as I'm not a morning person! Yet the obligation to rise and attend to my duties remains, even if I don't feel like it.

We may not feel like being kind to others on a particular day. We may not feel like going to church. We may not feel like calling on someone who is in need. We may not feel like being respectful to our parents, our spouse, our children, or ourselves. We may not feel like wanting what God wants all the time. But faith is more than just a feeling and obedience doesn't have to feel perfect. Love is perfect even when we are not.

Let's live how we say we believe today, even if we don't feel like it.

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