Monday, February 28, 2011

Jesus meant what he said: Be perfect

bright reflection The command Be ye perfect is not idealistic gas. Nor is it a command to do the impossible. He is going to make us into creatures that can obey that command. He said (in the Bible) that we were ‘gods’ and He is going to make good His words. If we let Him—for we can prevent Him, if we choose—He will make the feeblest and filthiest of us into a god or goddess, a dazzling, radiant, immortal creature, pulsating all through with such energy and joy and wisdom and love as we cannot now imagine, a bright stainless mirror which reflects back to God perfectly (though, of course, on a smaller scale) His own boundless power and delight and goodness. The process will be long and in parts very painful, but that is what we are in for. Nothing less. He meant what He said.

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (1952; Harper Collins: 2001) 205-206.


  1. This quote from C.S. Lewis is pure hope that can not be stopped.  I am given hope for this day by re-reading it and the reality of the Kingdom Heart being impossible to kill, but my only choices are to drag it along or glory, grow and enjoy the ride!

  2.  Wonderful! Welcome to Mere C.S. Lewis, Darlene. Glad to have you.