07 September 2010

The timeless power of grace

"The good man’s past begins to change so that his forgiven sins and remembered sorrows take on the quality of Heaven: the bad man’s past already conforms to his badness and is filled only with dreariness. And that is why, at the end of all things, when the sun rises here and the twilight turns to blackness down there, the Blessed will say ‘We have never lived anywhere except in Heaven’, and the Lost, ‘We were always in Hell’. And both will speak truly."
-C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce

God is outside of time. So is His work-- so is His grace. Christ's redemption happened at a set moment, yet it reaches forwards, backwards, sideways in its effects. The elect were always so, and always will be.

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