Namely, Myself

Today, one of my favorite passages from C. S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity:

“…hate the sin but not the sinner.  For a long time I used to think this a silly straw-splitting distinction: how could you have what a man did and not hate the man?  But years later it occurred to me that there was one man to whom I had been doing this all my life – namely myself.”

Indeed it is so.  The lesson here seems pretty straightforward.  If I can reconcile the sin/sinner conundrum with myself, well then, resolving it with that guy ought to be achievable.

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