#BigRead13: Day 5: Confidence

images-2-1So we had a slight issue with the website (it got hacked, but it’s back up, so this is being backdated…)… on #bigread13 we looked at 1 John 4:15

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”

Much of life am comfortable with ‘shades of grey’ (not 50 of them I hasten to add – unless I’m looking at a Dulux chart!) … but this is one area where we’re not given that choice – the choice is start – black & white…

The only activity we suggested for Sunday was to check out #notbusy which I’m seeking to do already.. and being that I had a deep depressive episode over the weekend I ended up spending much of the weekend most definitely not busy – but it would be great to choose when to be not busy rather than be forced into it, and then feel that there’s catching up to be done again!

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