04 December 2013

Paradoxical Childlikeness

To become like a little child, over and over again, is one of the more difficult tasks of a believer.  Our tendency, as we grow in Christ, is to become better at life. We get wiser, more loving, and more prudent; so naturally we then become less dependent. So the very work of Christ in us can make us more distant from the spirit of Christ.
--Paul Miller

HT: Wade Urig

1 comment:

Eric said...

I remember C. S. Lewis saying somewhere that the virtues we are praying for would destroy us if God gave them to us in our present state.