Give up your self, and you will find your real self. Lose your life and you will save it. Submit to death, death of your ambitions and favorite wishes every day and death of your whole body in the end: submit with every fiber of your being, and you will find eternal life. Keep nothing back.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
The upside down kindgom of Heaven. Give up self to find the real one. Lose life to save it. Submit to death & eternal life will be found. Who among us can truly fathom these mysteries of Heaven? Oh but we can do our best to understand. We can put our nose to the ground and follow the trail as best we can. We can’t give up without getting this- the whole of Christianity is found in here.
The call: keep nothing back. Give it all- throw it all away, blindly. Don’t think that only the bad stuff is what God wants. He wants it all. The whole tooth has to come out. The whole tree has to come down. The field has to be plowed up & re-sown. You can’t make it easier by only giving up half- it is hard to give up all. But easier than living divided between two masters.
Give up self. Submit. Submit with every fiber of your being. All of it. Keep nothing back.