08 June 2010

Lewis: Serving by Not Serving

God sent me this little treasure today, via Clive Staples:

[W]e must not fret about not doing God those supposed services which He in fact does not allow us to do. Very often I expect, the service He really demands is that of not being (apparently) used, or not in the way we expected, or not in a way we can perceive.

--C. S. Lewis, in a February 1958 letter to Mary Willis Shelburne, in Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, 3:922; emphasis original

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