a map of transparency; a translucent heart; an exuberant soul
Thursday, January 27, 2011
"On the other hand, surely what a man does when he is taken off 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 a 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...After the first few steps in the Christian life we realise that everything which really needs to be done in our souls can be done only by God."