The Dirt

“It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence.” ― C.S. Lewis
You really have to read the whole paragraph to understand this quote.  "I know all about the despair of overcoming chronic temptation. It is not serious, provided self-offended petulance, annoyance at breaking records, impatience etc., don't get the upper hand. No amount of falls will really undo us if we keep on picking ourselves up each time. We shall of course be very muddy and tattered children by the time we reach home. But the bathrooms are all ready, the towels put out, and the clean clothes in the airing cupboard.  The only fatal thing is to lose one's temper and give it up.  It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us, it is the very sign of His presence."  C S Lewis 20, January 1942

I believe we all face despair and chronic temptation in our lives. If our faith is strong we realize despite it all, God is in us and with us.  Last month I was struggling with some changes in a situation that I felt disappointment and anger.  When others disappoint us, it is easy to develop a chronic case of failure.  With lots of prayer and study and reflection, I knew I had to allow God to work this all through and I could do nothing more. All the time I lost over this worry was now lost to me.  Make sure in your life you are not wasting precious moments with misunderstandings and allowing them to fester. Let Go and Let God.  He takes us dirt and all and will walk through with us. 

Look at the beautiful flowers that grow from dirt.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.  Matthew 6:34

Laurie