No Ordinary People
C. S. Lewis said, “There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal…but [someone] who may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare.” He knew that the only way we can view each other rightly is to remember that “we are, in some degree, helping each other to one or other of those destinations.”
There are no mere mortals here at First Pres. We are all people with an eternal trajectory, and, left to ourselves, that trajectory is toward C.S. Lewis’ “horror and corruption.” Such is the nature of fallen men and women. Knowing our natures and weary of trying to fix ourselves, we have found hope in the person, life, and words of Jesus. We have also found that our commitment to hoping in Jesus thrives around others who hope with us and withers when we are alone. Together, we gain the courage to persevere in the hope that Jesus offers to anyone who desires it. If you desire the hope that Jesus offers, then join us in following Jesus to the place where we can be “transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory” (2 Corinthians 3:18).