About My Friends: Quick Quote From C.S. Lewis

Over the last few days I have been in a conference teaching listening skills, Bible-storying, and how these skills can be used to lead a church and disciple people to understand the wonders of God’s amazing love. 

Over the few days, I made some special new friends.  I also reflected on the blessing of my current crop of friends, especially the women and men at Pattterson Avenue Baptist Church.  It got me thinking about a quote I read from C.S. Lewis, which I share below:

“In friendship…we think we have chosen our peers. In reality a few years’ difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another…the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting–any of these chances might have kept us apart.

“But, for a Christian, there are, strictly speaking no chances. A secret master of ceremonies has been at work. Christ, who said to the disciples, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you,”  can truly say to every group of Christian friends, “Ye have not chosen one another but I have chosen you for one another.”

“The friendship is not a reward for our discriminating and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each of us the beauties of others.”   –  C. S. Lewis

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