(I'm not quite sure where I found this picture on the web, but would be very grateful to anyone who knows and could tell me ).
"Your real, new self (which is Christ's and also yours, and yours just because it is His) will not come as long as you are looking for it.

It will come when you are looking for Him. Does that sound strange?
The same principle holds, you know, for more everyday matters. Even in social life, you will never make a good impression on other people until you stop thinking about what sort of impression you are making.
Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
The principle runs through all life from top to bottom, Give up yourself, and you will find your real self. Lose your life and you will save it.
Submit to death, death of your ambitions and favorite wishes every day and death of your whole body in the end submit with every fiber of your being, and you will find eternal life.
Keep back nothing. Nothing that you have not given away will be really yours. Nothing in you that has not died will ever be raised from the dead.
Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in."
C.S. Lewis (Mere Christianity)


  1. Simply bee-yoo-ti-full! Been missing your sweet posts! Much love to everyone and sweet hugs. Raquel XOxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxo

  2. I like this...I may come and read it over and over to ponder and savor.

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  3. That is just beautiful and so true. Blessings, Tami

  4. Ah - I recognize the picture. :)
    It's an Etsy artist...
    I believe her site is http://etsy.com/shop/kecky

    <3 you, Rosie!

  5. So beautiful. I wish to live this way.

  6. Oh, how I love C. S. Lewis, so inspiring. You find the *best* of quotes Rosie!

  7. To true, Rosie. C S Lewis was an incredible man with wisdom straight from The Lord.

    Blessings Gail.

  8. My first introduction to C.S. Lewis was reading A Grief Observed. He really was an incredibly thoughtful, insightful and intelligent man. When my husband and I were in Oxford we made our way to the Eagle and Child pub where The Inklings used to meet. It seemed only right to have a swift half of warm English beer in what was once their corner.

  9. Beautiful! I love C.S. Lewis. Always so true.
    I see on your sidebar that you are reading Larkrise to Candleford. I love that book. We like to get it on audio from the library. Happy reading!

  10. I hope you don't mind my popping in and leaving a comment. I had forgotten this Lewis quote, but it's just perfect for my day today and I wanted to say thank you. I appreciate your beautiful spirit.

  11. Thank-you to you all for your sweet comments, it is always so nice to hear from each one of you.

    Thanks Danielle for letting me know were the pic came for, and I love you too (and miss you)!

    Oliva, have you watched BBC's tv series? It is really good, I've seen the first season and part of the second. Julia is on the third and I think she likes it even more than I do! lol



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