BigRead13 Day 19 : Goodness

The #BigRead13 Day 19

You can find day 19’s post from the #BigRead13 here.

Today we have an extract from C S Lewis’s Mere Christianity, which refers to the fact Christians are good for different reasons than non-Christians.  Non-Christians are good, Lewis supposes, because they are wanting to impress God, if there is one, or their fellow man. He goes on to suppose that Christians are good not because they want God to love them, but because God does love them. As today’s Bible snippet (Ephesians 2:10) says:

For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.

So then… how to talk about this topic without being vainglorious? Perhaps it is that Christians *do* want to impress God, but because we’re made by God? In the way that a young child tried to impress its parents?

One to think more on. In the meantime, the Sanctus from Darke’s Communion Service in F which I’d not heard until this morning: