Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Ultimate Disenthrallment

"The key to the Christian life begins with confronting and amending the self, rather than indulging it. This can only be done through grace, which enters upon our yes and moves and grows on the intentional breeze of willingness. Because those are the only things that count - our intentions and willingness- worthiness does not enter in.

But willingness only comes with humility. It comes when we can say, 'Thy will be done,' and then actually surrender, instead of preparing a treaty, complete with expiration date.

Such surrender is the ultimate disenthrallment and the banisher of all idols, even the super idols."

 - Elizabeth Scalia in  Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life., page 116