I will never forget when I first learned of C.S. Lewis. He began his life as an atheist and it was the truth of the Gospel that brought him to Christ. That same truth screams to be heard, to be discovered in a society where most things are not what they seem.
Below is an excerpt from one of his best works and my favorite, Mere Christianity.
There is so much of Him that millions and millions of ‘little Christs’, all different, we still be too few to express Him fully. He made them all. He invented–as an author invents characters in a novel–all the different men that you and I were INTENDED to be. In that sense our real selves are all waiting for us in Him.
The more I try to resist Him and try to live on my own, the more I become DOMINATED by my own heredity and upbringing and surroundings and natural desires.
In fact what I proudly call ‘Myself’ becomes MERELY the meeting place for trains of events which I never started and which I cannot stop. What I call ‘My wishes’ becomes merely the desires thrown up by other men’s thoughts or even suggested to me.
PROPAGANDA will be the real origin of what I regard as my own personal political ideas. I am not, in my natural state, nearly so much of a person as I like to believe: most of what I call ‘me’ can be EASILY explained. It is when I turn to Christ, when I GIVE myself up to His Personality that I first begin to have a REAL personality of my own.
C.S Lewis, Mere Christianity