#BigRead13: Day 12: Rebuild

Words from Matthew's Gospel

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As I am most likely in the air most of today, I thought I would just reshare this quote from today:

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.”

It’s been a tumultuous few years, and I’ve definitely been reshaped in many ways – never imagining that I would be doing half the things I’m now doing – but starting to see how some of the trials of the past have shaped me for now… I’m yet to see how the trials of the present are coming into shape in the future… but I do remember saying I was never going to work in academia again, was destined for secular work, and never wanted to move as far north as Manchester again….

So why worry (the verses from Luke today), as God clearly has others ideas, she says working for ‘Centre for Christian Communication in a Digital Age’, up north in Durham, at the University of Durham…

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