Friday, August 15, 2014

"What a Man Does When He is Taken Off Guard..."

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“Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of man he is?  Surely what pops out before the man has time to put on a disguise is the truth?
If there are rats in the cellar you are most likely to see them if you go in very suddenly.  But the suddenness does not create the rats: it only prevents them from hiding.
In the same way the suddenness of the provocation does not make me an ill-tempered man; it only shows me what an ill-tempered man I am.” 
~ C.S. Lewis

There is so much truth in this quote.  Perhaps this is why it's so easy to be nice to strangers and folks we meet in church.  It's much harder to keep that facade up when we're suddenly confronted with a negative word or deed or tone of voice from a family member.

Kara wrote about it over at Time Warp Wife recently.

Father God, please help us to become women of virtue who are steadfast and calm.  I ask it in Jesus' Name. Amen.

Now, go on over and take a look at Kara's post, Blueberries and Rats.




  1. Happy Sunday, Laura!

    That is a good quote. I will have to swing by and check out Kara's post.

    I want to be quick but to remain calm when the Lord is teaching me something.

    I hope you are doing well, friend.

    I have been down and out for quite awhile in July, I am so ready to feel the peace and healing from God. What a trial.... I'm so glad God brings the Victory!


  2. This is a great post, and I like the quote from C S Lewis, too. Great words from him!! Thanks for sharing at Together on Tuesdays :)

  3. Isn't that the truth.. In the words of Apostle Paul, "For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do."

    May God give us the strength to be the holy people he called us to be...

    Thanks for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week!

  4. Hi Jes,
    There is a world of truth in that verse.


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