Saturday, August 29, 2009

Comfort or Character

What is more important to us, comfort or character?

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth, only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.” C. S. Lewis

If we really valued character over comfort we would more easily see what it means to rejoice in our trials (James 1). If the outcome of a trial was the loss of comfort but an increase in character, we would take it on joyfully.