Ultimate altar call

When the author walks on to the stage the play is over. God is going to invade, all right: but what is the good of saying you are on His side then, when you see the whole natural universe melting away like a dream and something else—something it never entered your head to conceive—comes crashing in; something so beautiful to some of us and so terrible to others that none of us will have any choice left? For this time it will be God without disguise; something so overwhelming that it will strike either irresistible love or irresistible horror into every creature. It will be too late then to choose your side. There is no use saying you choose to lie down when it has become impossible to stand up. That will not be the time for choosing: it will be the time when we discover which side we really have chosen, whether we realized it before or not. Now, today, this moment, is our chance to choose the right side.”

–C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

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    This makes me think of my 4 year old, when she has finally pushed her limit with me and knows she’s going to be punished she suddenly decides to behave and announces it to the whole house, "I’ll be good now, Mama." I always say to her, "yes you will because you are going to remember how I punished you for being naughty!". Of course there is grace after that punishment, like we have right now on earth. It’s a scary thought that one day that grace will be no more….