Patricia Hofer

Christ’s larger, stronger, quieter life.

“That is why the real problem of the Christian life comes where people do not usually look for it. It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in. …We can only do it for moments at first. But from those moments the new sort of life will be spreading through our system: because now we are letting him work at the right part of us.” (CS Lewis “Is Christianity Hard or Easy” MERE CHRISTIANITY)

As Jesus says, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12). In this light, Christ’s larger life—not the frailty of some isolated self-existence—floods our being with ceaseless vibrancy. His stronger life—not the natural man’s evolutionary vulnerability—radiates throughout our being with immunity and dominance. And his quieter life—not the clamor of impulse and chemistry—warms us with an even flow of inspiration and calm. (Power of Yielding 96-97)

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