04 July 2010

But It Doesn't Seem Like Good News....

And all the time it was God near her that was making her unhappy. For as the Son of Man came not to send peace on earth but a sword, so the first visit of God to the human soul is generally in a cloud of fear and doubt, rising from the soul itself at His approach.
The sun is the cloud dispeller, yet often he must look through a fog if he would visit the earth at all.
  • George MacDonald, "365 Readings of George MacDonald" by CS Lewis