Friday, February 20, 2009

What friends see and share...

"what draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it."

I was reading today and came across this quote by C.S. Lewis and it so reminded me of one of my best friends; someone for a long time I never dreamed that I could be friends with. It amazes me how God can use failures, weaknesses, incredible odds, even error -but always truth- and use it to accomplish things we could never imagine. I think C.S. Lewis would agree. Here are a few more things he had to say, I hope you enjoy them as much as me.

“You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.”

“God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain”

“Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.”

“I think we all sin by needlessly disobeying the apostolic injunction to "rejoice" as much as by anything else”

“Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.”

“Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.”

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.

And you've got to love this one...

“He that but looketh on a plate of ham and eggs to lust after it hath already committed breakfast with it in his heart”


Dee said...

Hi,Your friendship post is great. I love C.S. Lewis and i just recently realized i am a quote collecter. I love the ham and eggs quote (smile) it is the first time i have heard it. I hope you have a happy day filled with friendship. Dee

Letters From Midlife said...

These are great quotes. I'm so happy you posted a comment at my blog so I could find yours! I see from your profile that you enjoy paper crafts like cardmaking. Me too. I think I found another kindred spirit...