"Every contact you make with everyone you meet will help them or hinder them on their journey to heaven." C.S. Lewis
If C.S. Lewis is as trustworthy as I believe him to be (and of course he is), then this statement is worth the many times I have re-read it. It's got the "spit out, if lukewarm" severity hidden in between the words that describe our relationships in two ways. There is no in-between. Only two options: helping or hurting someone on their journey to heaven.
That's a pretty strong statement, Clive Staples.
Every single contact? Like, the gas station attendant and the beggar and the person who just passed by my window selling avocados, potatoes, and yuca? Every contact with everyone I meet has some kind of eternal echo?
This past Friday, about 40 ALP students/staff stayed after school for the SLEEPOUT event. After the last buses pulled out of the campus and headed out on their regular routes to drop off students, Micah Project met us at the soccer field to begin our night of fun, fellowship, worship, and service.
Here are just a few pictures. This is a taste of a longer reflection, but I did want to say that Lewis's words confirm my thoughts that on Friday we definitely helped each other (across lines of economic status, reputation, background, age) on our journeys to heaven. May God be praised for the way His children came together as one body!
If CS Lewis can make strong statements then I can, too.
Friday night was a strong statement where
love FLEW like cRaZY!