Below is a note I posted on my Facebook wall. I thought I would share it here for two reasons. I thought it might be of interest to you and now that school has begun in earnest, (17.5 units worth) I am double dipping :-). I hope you enjoy it.
This quote by C.S. Lewis was posted on a friend’s status this morning:
“We must not suppose that if we succeeded in making everyone nice we should have saved their souls. A world of nice people, content in their own niceness, looking no further, turned away from God, would be just as desperately in need of salvation as a miserable world.”
When I read that quote, I thought, wow, really? And then it made me sad, because I remembered what it felt like to always be under pressure to share the gospel and to bring people to Christ and no matter what they were or what they had done, it didn’t matter because unless they were a Christian, they were lost–less in some way–to be pitied. I feel sad for those that still live under that burden. By believing that they are responsible to share Christ and his salvation with everyone and that there will be some reward and some better life after this one, they are missing out on some amazing relationships.
I’m so happy that I don’t have to live under the assumption that I have any souls to save. I just love being around and getting to know people–who ever they are and how ever they think and I NEVER think of them as saved or unsaved–less or lost. I think of them as fellow humans on this planet trying to live life and I’ve never lived it more fully than I do now and you know what? Give me a world of nice heretics any day.