It's you that I give thanks for when I pray.: Hello
@1 year ago with 7 notes
#time #God #present #future #past #Jesus #Catholic
Hi, my name is Niko. I’m Catholic. I’m 18, and I go to St. John’s University. I like reading and writing poetry. From 9 years old to 9th grade, I swung violently between practically-atheist to lukewarm faith. When my mom had me join my Church’s youth group and I started meeting…
Recently, I have come to realize that God is found in the present, not the future or the past. Humans only experience a ‘perpetual present,’ and so the present is the most like the eternity of God. The past has an end, and the future is constantly getting shorter. The present is the only thing that lasts and so I try to see God in every moment of my life.
I’m just “bolding” that for emphasis :) Great story :)
"How valuable time is to us may be gauged by the fact that the Enemy allows us so little of it. The majority of the human race dies in infancy; of the survivors, a good many die in youth. It is obvious that to Him human birth is important chiefly as the qualification for human death, and death solely as the gate to that other kind of life. We are allowed to work only on a selected minority of the race, for what humans call a ‘normal life’ is the exception. Apparently He wants some—but only a very few—of the human animals with which He is peopling Heaven to have had the experience of resisting us through and earthly life of sixty or seventy years."
@1 year ago
#CS Lewis #God #The Screwtape Letters #life #virtue #war of my life #time
The Skrewtape Letters, C.S. Lewis.
Rebolg if you’re grateful for being part of that small minority —for being the exceptions— who get the chance to fight it out in the war of their life; to have that experience when so many others don’t. It’s pretty inspiring when you think of it like that, isn’t it?