Monday, October 23, 2006

Duty or Delight?

A perfect man would never act from sense of duty; he’d always want the right thing more than the wrong one. Duty is only a substitute for love (of God and of other people), like a crutch, which is a substitute for a leg. Most of us need the crutch at times; but of course it’s idiotic to use the crutch when our own legs (our own loves, tastes, habits, etc.) can do the journey on their own!

~ C.S. Lewis

1 comment:

Stephens said...

Found you! :-) I love you and appreciate your sharing these quotes and thoughts. Thank you for always pointing me toward God. May pursuing Him and making life about Him always be our delight!