C.S. Lewis – ‘Be Known’

“He makes each soul unique. If He had no use for all these differences, I do not see why He should have created more souls than one. Be sure that the ins and outs of your individuality are no mystery to Him; and one day they will no longer be a mystery to you. The mold in which a key is made would be a strange thing, if you had never seen a key; and the key itself a strange thing if you had never seen a lock. Our soul has a curious shape because it is a hollow made to fit a particular swelling in the infinite contours of the Divine substance, or a key to unlock one of the doors in the house with many mansions. For it is not humanity in the abstract that is to be saved, but you—you, the individual reader, John Stubbs or Janet Smith. Blessed and fortunate creature, your eyes shall behold him and not another’s.  All that you are, sins apart, is destined, if you will let God have His good way to utter satisfaction.  … But God will look to every soul like its first love because He is its first love. Your place in heaven will seem to be made for you and you alone, because you were made for it—made for it stitch by stitch as a glove is made for the hand.”

— C. S. Lewis, Made for Heaven

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  1. A friend sent me your post today because it reminded him of the Core Values Index I just asked him to take. C.S. Lewis said it so succinctly, that we are uniquely made. Not a single one of us is the same. This exactly represents the beauty of the Core Values Index (a new human assessment we are training counselors, clergy and life coaches to use) because it identifies those core values in each of us that drive and motivate us. When we are valued for these we can make our greatest contributions to the world. Thank you for an intriguing connection from a past great author to what so many today are searching for, both in occupation and in personal relationships. Check out my website and take the Core Values Index and see what you think.