BYU Education Week. This means I’m re-reading many of his books and marveling once more at his wisdom. This morning I read in Mere Christianity, “When a man is getting better, he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him. When a man is getting worse, he understands his own badness less and less. A moderately bad man knows he is not very good: A thoroughly bad man thinks he is all right . . . . Good people know about both good and evil: bad people do not know about either.”
This is so true. As we grow closer and closer to the Savior our understanding expands and we realize how far we are from where we want to be. The amazing thing is that this realization while uncomfortable doesn’t sink us into despair or bog us down with discouragement. Instead we sorrow for what we have done wrong, we wish to be better, but we strive all the harder for righteousness because we understand that Someone is helping us. We are not in this alone!
It is that awareness that we are and will be helped along the path of righteousness that brings peace into our lives. And oh, what a wonderful blessing that is!