One of the books I am reading right now is Mere Christianity. One of my senior guys and I am reading it together. It’s written by C. S. Lewis, the guy who is famous now for “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” series. He’s amazing.
In the book, he is laying out an explanation for why Jesus is the best answer, in a logical, rational, scientific discussion. But, Lewis is funny, sarcastic, and humorous as he does it, so it’s a great read for anyone.
On page 51, he says this: “Enemy-occupied territory-that is the what the world is. Christianity is the story of how the rightful king has landed, you might say landed in disguise, and is calling us all to take part in a great campaign of sabotage. When you go to church you are really listening in to the secret wireless from our friends: that is why the enemy is so anxious to prevent you from going.”
Lewis goes on to talk about how Satan spends a ton of time and effort trying to convince us that 1) he doesn’t exist 2) we are just fine like we are 3) we don’t need each other. I LOVE this picture of an invasion taking place. As you follow Jesus, you are taking part in a war of sabotage against His enemy.
Be brave today. Be fearless. Fight hard. The battle is won, but we still have work to do.
If you want more C.S. Lewis, there are mulitiple ways to read his writing. There is a blog that simply posts some of his stuff everyday. You can find it at http://merecslewis.blogspot.com/