Tuesday, March 22, 2016

the great enmity

Today in A Year with C.S. Lewis, he tells us about pride being enmity. Between us and each other, and between us and God. He forgot to mention that it's also between us and creation. When we see animals and plants and the earth as beneath us, we treat them badly. We shoot elephants for their tusks, and we trap and torture whales and dolphins for our amusement.

But when we love...We love each other. We love God. And we love creation. We join Francis of Assisi in calling the moon our sister and the animals our family. We take care of them, and each other, and ourselves the way God intended. He put us in the garden to tend it, not to pollute and destroy it.
Pride comes before a fall...the fall of everything and everyone.

 But love is greater than all our pride.

God, fill us with Your love, and drive out all our pride so we can love You and all that You've created.