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Home – a fairly familiar word for almost everyone. “I am going home,” “Where is your home?” and others are common expressions to us, aren’t they?

A few days ago, I was in Boston. I stayed there for two nights in my friend’s house. As I walked on the streets in Boston, I could feel something was different from what I used to experience in Washington, DC, the city where I have been living for the past five months. When I was in Boston, I felt Washington, DC as my home.

Now that I am already back in DC, and in fact will be leaving the city for good tomorrow to eventually return to Singapore to continue my last year in college, I know that Singapore is “more home” than DC. I have more friends there, and I am more used to the lifestyle there to some degree. I miss some people there and I know some people in Singapore miss me too. Hang on Singapore, I am coming back next semester.

But before returning to Singapore, I will visit Jakarta for about 2-3 weeks. My family lives there. I also grew up in Jakarta, spending 16 years of my life there. I still have a lot of friends in Jakarta although I feel that the number is decreasing as I continue my stay in Singapore. But still, I have spent way more years in Jakarta than in Singapore, 16 years versus 2.5 years. Since my family is in Jakarta and I have spent majority of my life in Jakarta, Jakarta is my real home.

But wait! I was not born in Jakarta! In fact, I spent my first two years on earth living in this city in Central Java, Semarang. Both my parents were born and grew up in Semarang as well. We all moved to Jakarta when I was two years old and have ever since become Jakarta’s residents. Most of my cousins, uncles, and aunts are in Semarang. So, you know, in that sense Semarang is also my home – it was my first home and is still my home since I keep coming back to it once per year or so.

Is that it? Is that all? Do I have another place which I consider home? The answer for the latter question is a yes. As Jesus said to His disciples, “You are not from the world” and “I am going to heaven to prepare a place for you” (note: these are not exact quotations), I believe, by faith and by God’s  grace, that after I die I will come to heaven. Heaven, I think, is my last stop. It is where I belong, eventually. It is where my joy will be wholly fulfilled. It is where there is no more pain, no more tears. And as the title of this blog says, my life on earth is like a rehearsal for eternity. To have a “good” life in heaven, one should have a “good” life on earth.

God bless you!

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Cain and Abel

Just yesterday, I had my quiet time and read the bible reading for yesterday’s portion – some of it was about Cain and Abel. It was not the first time I read about the story though. I even already heard that since I was in my sunday school (probably 14 years ago) and have been reading and listening to the same story again and again in different occasions for the next 14 years. But yesterday was different. It was just different. Maybe because the ‘guide book’ for the daily bible reading connects Genesis 4-5 with Hebrews 11:4-5. Genesis 5 and Hebrews 11:5 talk about Enoch but I am not going to discuss about that now.

Let me digress a bit first before I move on. From my observation, there are a lot of comparisons in Christian’s bible. Simply said, it is comparing the good and the evil. Quick examples: Cain and Abel (more on this later), Pharisees who were prideful of themselves and tax collector who acknowledged that he was a sinner, and even before Jesus’ death there was one criminal who blasphemed Him while the other criminal rebuked the one who blasphemed and pleaded to Jesus as you can see in Luke 23:39-43. And yeah, God is holy and righteous, whereas the devil is the opposite – wicked and deceitful. These two powers coexist now on earth. When there is no God’s holiness, Satan reigns there. But if God’s presence is there, surely Satan cannot withstand it. It is like the analogy when the light comes, the darkness is gone. And indeed, there is some kind of war happening now on earth which Paul has described in Ephesians 6:10-20.

Okay, let’s come back and now is time to tell the story. I’ll just re-type everything from the bible to avoid my own interpretation and bias towards the text.

Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, “I have acquired a man from the LORD.” Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the LORD. Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the LORD respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell. So the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.” Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know. Am I my borther’s keeper?” And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground …” (after this God was mentioning about the punishment that Cain had to bear)

That was Genesis 4:1-10 and I would like to focus just on Cain’s sins (some are already emboldened above for easier reference). First was probably envy. Why did he become angry? Maybe he compared himself with his brother and he was not happy to see Abel being ‘more successful’ than him. Maybe at the first place he didn’t give the best sacrifice he could give while Abel did, so didn’t deserve God’s praise/respect. Yeah, he just couldn’t accept the fact of life that at that time Abel was better. Second, he didn’t heed God’s warning about sin and to rule over it which eventually led him to the third sin which is killing Abel. Still not enough of sinning, when the LORD came to ask him, he lied to the LORD – which is considered as the fourth sin in this article. We can see clearly from this example that the effect of sin is chain-effect/domino-effect. One sin leads to another sin. Beware of that!

Enough of the story and exposition, I would like you to reflect upon yourself these 5 questions below. Give some thoughts to them and ponder over them. Be transparent before God since we can hide nothing from Him anyway.

1. Do you give your ‘firstborn of your flock’ to God?
2. Do you envy others?
3. When God warns you, what is your respond?
4. After committing sin, do you cover that with another sin or ask for forgiveness?
5. Would you rather be Abel or Cain?

To end this, I would like to quote Hebrews 11:4. “By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks.”

I hope this article will become a blessing for you and I do hope you can bless others.

Have a blessed life!

Cheers! 🙂

*This post can also be read here: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150385427158609

Blessings and Miracles!

Finally I got some time again to write things up. I always wanted to write about a lot of things, the ideas just keep popping out on every random occasion (e.g. on the bus, at the bus stop, in the toilet, while walking, etc) and I just couldn’t capture them all. So what happened recently is this: I am still under my internship – interesting internship, sometimes boring, sometimes fun, but I think the best part of it is that I can get to know more people and have more friends! Then in the past one week there was this PINUS Orientation, I attended only the night games and the KuliNight (Finale Night) and got to meet some freshmen also. Oh how I love the atmosphere of the orientation! Everyone met new friends here and there, they yelled for cheers together, they perform good performances, they played games together, what a wonderful world! haha… Now then, those moments have gone and I am in my room writing this up…

God has been very kind to me if I think about it. Even though bad things and bad lucks do happen in my life, that’s fine. I got better lucks and felt miracles of God! Let me share some with you:

First, just now after came back from workplace, I alighted at the bus stop in front of Anchor Point, suddenly someone shouted “KP!” and guess what, she was my High School friend! She is here in Singapore until the end of this week on holiday with her big families! She was waiting for a bus and then we went into some chit chat and that was a good 10-15 minutes talking with an old friend I suppose. 🙂

Second, yesterday I almost came late to work. I took a half day leave (because need to move out stuffs from my old hostel to new hostel) so I was supposed to arrive at workplace by 1:30 PM. In short, if the 2 buses that I should take (I need to exchange bus) did not come immediately, I would be late, however they came just in time and I was not late. There is no real punishment if I came late though, it’s just that I am happy I didn’t come late! haha.

Third, I thank God for all the good friends I have around me and for the time we’ve spent together! They are just great. I do know every one of them has their own set of weaknesses, so what? I also have my set of weaknesses and I think friendship is meant to build one another up and I personally am blessed by the presence of all my friends. They built me up! I hope that I did the same to them also..

Fourth, so many more small yet critical things happened the last few weeks and I do believe in His holy intervention in all those!

And right now I am reading this book “Don’t Waste Your Life” by John Piper and it is also mentioned there that to live (in this world) to the fullest is to live in the cross and to enjoy Him abundantly. I think I got a glimpse already on how to enjoy Him abundantly. But that’s not enough I believe. I want to exult in Him and enjoy Him more day by day!

Anyway, school is starting in 16 days time, so I must get myself pumped and ready! Yeah! 🙂

Song: Behold The Lamb (Communion Hymn)

I thank God for the opportunity to serve Him as a guitarist during EARC’s Communion Service (reference for EARC: http://www.vcfnus.org/events/east-asia-regional-conference-2011) on 29th of May 2011. It was a good atmosphere we had there. The most important thing I got from this service for me is this song: Behold The Lamb. I really like this song and almost played this song everyday since then. For me, the words in this song are very meaningful, and if I may, I would say that these lyrics are the essence and basic foundation in Christianity. There are 4 verses in the song and here they are:

Verse 1

Behold the Lamb who bears our sins away,
Slain for us: and we remember
The promise made that all who come in faith
Find forgiveness at the cross.

So we share in this Bread of life,
And we drink of His sacrifice,
As a sign of our bonds of peace
Around the table of the King.

Verse 2

The body of our Savior, Jesus Christ,
Torn for you: eat and remember
The wounds that heal, the death that brings us life,
Paid the price to make us one.

So we share in this Bread of life,
And we drink of His sacrifice,
As a sign of our bonds of love
Around the table of the King.

Verse 3

The blood that cleanses every stain of sin,
Shed for you: drink and remember
He drained death’s cup that all may enter in
To receive the life of God.

So we share in this Bread of life,
And we drink of His sacrifice,
As a sign of our bonds of grace
Around the table of the King.

Verse 4

And so with thankfulness and faith
We rise to respond: and to remember.
Our call to follow in the steps of Christ
As His body here on earth.

As we share in His suffering,
We proclaim: Christ will come again!
And we’ll join in the feast of heaven
Around the table of the King.

Some points of highlight of this song from me:

  • There is always this word “remember” in every verse (in the second line). I found that this “remember” is very important since as a Christian I often forget Christ in living my life. Singing this song everyday (whether outspoken or not) really helps me to remember God everyday.
  • There is always this sentence “around the table of the King” in every chorus of any verse. For me this shows that our God is so close to us, and indeed that is true. We live in this world by His grace. It’s like we are ‘enjoying’ the bread and the wine together with all believers and together with Himself as well as our Host. How beautiful that is and how grateful we should be!
  • I really like the last verse. We are here on earth as His body, to be witnesses of His love to the world. And as a body we ought to work together and obey only to One Head who is God Himself. And we believe that Christ who came to earth about 2000 years ago will come again sometime in the future! That is His promise and He won’t break His promise. This is the ultimate hope for us, Christians: to meet God in heaven and praise Him forever. When He comes again, He will defeat the evil and we shall look forward to that day, shan’t we?

If you’re not a Christian and you’re reading this even up to this word, well, you might feel a bit confused or you might not like this post. But yeah, this is what I believe Christianity is. Quite confusing and dazzling and complex indeed. Living God who came to this world. Sacrificed and crucified. Risen from death. Risen to heaven. Will come again sometime in the future (i.e. judgment day). And This God, as was written in the book of John chapter 14 verse 6, once said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.”

Anyway, below is one video I found in youtube. You can watch in youtube if the quality is not so nice here. 🙂

 

“Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.” – C.S. Lewis

 

 

What do I look for in life?

Today is the last day of May and it’s my deadline to write an entry already! >.<

Let me recall what happened in the last few weeks. Today was the 11th day of my internship. My holiday officially started on 7th of May but since then I always had something to do each day. 7th of May, I spent whole day for NUS ISCF AGM. 8th of May as usual, went to church and talked a lot with friends regarding the future of ISCF. 9-13 May was in ISCF Camp. 14 May, got another NUS ISCF AGM (they called it Extraordinary General Meeting or EOGM) because ISCF’s president was not determined yet by that time, after EOGM went to church for Youth Fellowship! 🙂 15 May, went to church and spent time talking to friends. 16 May, started my internship, then in the evening watched Fast n Furious! 17 May, got church outing in the morning and bible study in the late afternoon, spent time talking to friends in the evening. 18 May-20 May, went to work as usual. 20 May after work, went to NTU to attend their (NTU ISCF’s) ETG (Exam Thanksgiving), a sweet fellowship it was, then I slept over there in my friend’s (Vincent’s) room. 21 May, this day was dedicated for NTU ISCF’s AGM. 😀 23-27 May, did internship as usual and mostly ate dinner talking to friends, also went to my church’s prayer meeting on Friday night. 28 May, volunteering for EARC as an area master at Ngee Ann City. It was a new experience, met some new friends as well from all over Asia! 29 May, went to my church and went to Saint John’s Saint Margaret’s church to play guitar in EARC’s communion service.  30-31 May, worked as usual, but now I am in different team from before.

3 weeks back, my friend (Edward) told me that a music school (Asia Music School) in Yishun needs a guitar teacher, the pay is quite good, and the probability of me getting accepted there is quite high, according to what he says. I could apply there as a part-timer on Saturdays and maybe Sundays if I want. But I held my decision to apply first because I wanted to see if I would be very busy already or not. Now then I don’t feel like applying into that position anymore because as can be seen from my short history, my Saturdays were always occupied. This coming Saturday I am asked to give some basic guitar strumming lesson in GENUS and probably I will stay over at my friend’s house. And by the way, this Sunday I will be playing guitar in my church as well. For the next Saturday, my  Tembusu Orientation committee already booked my day for a dry run for the amazing race during the orientation later. Oh yeah packed schedule but I believe everything is going to be alright! 🙂

Apart from that I have made commitment to read one Christian book during this holiday and now is already 30% of my holiday gone and I haven’t really started reading a book. I hope I can start reading a book soon, maybe I will begin with Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper first. See if I can finish that in a month or maybe less, then I will probably read another book.

At this stage in life, all these conditions make me think of what I actually look for in life. Why at the first place I decided to do internship and not just went back to Indonesia to enjoy holiday, meet family and friends? Why I was bothered to go to NTU ISCF’s AGM? Why I was interested in giving guitar tuition? Why I often spent times to talk with friends over dinner time (and sometimes after dinner also)? Why am I writing this particular entry in my blog? Here are some answers which I can think of: I do internship to expose myself into a new environment, to meet more people, and to get a nicer transcript as well. I went to NTU for their AGM because I cared for students ministries in campuses, since I am currently still a student also. I wanted to teach guitar at that music school mainly because of the money incentive; it’s always good to have extra pocket money right? And, again cliche, of course because I want to have a new experience in life: teaching guitar in Singapore. Next is, well, I talked to people because I believe I cared for them but who knows deep inside I do so because I just don’t like to be alone? I am writing this blog because somehow I just feel that I have to share this. I believe at this stage of life a lot of youths are having the same struggles as mine and it’s always good to share things around right?

Let’s just end this post, it’s already late night now and I still have to wake up early tomorrow to go to work again. Honestly, I am not so sure how to answer the question in the title of this post. I don’t even know which area of industry that I am interested to work on after I am graduated. Well, yeah, it is known that generally people look for wealth, health, and fame in life. But I am not really looking for those things actually (cognitively). However, in daily life, maybe I look for those things (practically). To close down, as what the bible says in Matthew 26:41, “The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” So true is this statement in my opinion. I pray that God will strengthen me, but not only me (all others who are having the same struggles also), to be able to be strong in spirit and do not listen to the flesh very often.

Easter Reflection

Before I begin, just want to say a few things. Initially I planned to write various things of my interests in life in this blog. I could actually do that. I could share my thoughts on football, music, gaming (e.g. DotA), schoolwork, campus life, and also perhaps talking about girls. But don’t know why, I am not that driven to write about those things eventually. That’s because I think I do need to share Christianity matters, really, I am more compelled to write about Christianity. I still want to write about various things in the future, but not so sure how often of that would be. I am sorry if you reader are not so interested in Christianity things, maybe just don’t read any post with the Christianity tag inside.

Yup, we celebrate the event of the risen of our King from the death today. I would say that as the most most most important fact of the history that every history teacher should talk about that in their history class. We often forget or take for granted this fact. I myself do so. I am a forgetful person. Even I ever forgot whether I’ve had my lunch or not. Yet about some Christianity facts, I often forget those while I’m living my everydayness life. By the way, what so significance in this resurrection of Christ? Well Paul said, our beliefs are in vain if Jesus did not rise from death. It is the core and the uniqueness of Christianity, really. A living God who came to earth, died for us, rose from the death, and went back to heaven preparing places there for us. How nice and sweet a story that is. This story is at least very beautiful to me.

Go a step further, the fact that Jesus rose from death, really should make us strong in our everydayness lives. We should always refer back to this occasion when Jesus proved to the world that even the power of death is actually nothing compared to the power He possesses. And what a God we have in Him!

For reflection: do you know that God is so powerful that even the power of death is nothing to Him? if you know, how does that fact affect your life?

Book Review in Quotations

A few months back I read this book titled “Kepemimpinan Kristen” or if translated into English become “Christian Leadership” by Sendjaya. I must thank my senior Feliz because she was the one recommended this book to me and lent that book to me. This book is not so difficult to read, yet it contains great thoughts and inspires me.

Below are some interesting and good quotations I got from that book. Hope that we can learn something from any of the quotations. They are generally sentences that came through a tough and long thinking process. 🙂 I leave the quotations as original, meaning the one written in English is because it is written in English in that book and vice versa for the Indonesian.

“Obstacles to democracy have little to do with culture or religion, and much more to do with the desire of those in power to maintain their position at any cost.” – Kofi Annan

“Besi menajamkan besi, orang menajamkan sesamanya” – Amsal 27:17

“The servant leader is a servant first … It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Thens conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead … The difference manifests itself in the care taken by the servant — first to make sure that other people’s highest-priority needs are being served.” – Greenleaf (1977)

“God calls us so decisively in Christ that everything we are, everything we have, and everything we do is invested with a direction and a dynamism because it is done in response to His summons and His call.” – Os Guinness

“Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when a man has only one idea.”

“Leadership in the kingdom involves a sovereign assignment. Leadership is a call from God, not a position we choose for ourselves.” – Leighton Ford

“Yang bodoh dari Allah lebih besar hikmatnya dari pada manusia dan yang lemah dari Allah lebih kuat dari pada manusia.” – 1 Kor 1:25

“Only the week shall be strong; only the humble exalted; only the empty filled; only nothing shall be something.” – Martin Luther

“Dunia akan melihat apa yang Allah mampu lakukan tatkala seseorang berserah secara total kepada-Nya. Dengan anugerah-Nya, saya ingin menjadi orang tersebut.” – D.L. Moody

“Don’t be impressed with charisma; look for character. Who preachers are is the main thing, not what they say.” – Matthew 7:15

“The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.” – Proverbs 10:9

“Ikutlah aku, sama seperti aku mengikut Kristus!” – Paulus

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” – Abraham Lincoln

“A proud man is always looking down on things and people, and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.” – C.S. Lewis

“At no point does the Christian mind come into more violent collision with the secular mind than in its insistence on humility, with all the weakness it entails.” – John Stott

“Humility is the sense of entire nothingness, which comes when we see how truly God is all, and in which we make way for God to be all.” – Andrew Murray

“God created the world out of nothing, and as long as we are nothing, He can make something out of us.” – Martin Luther

“Kerendahan hati adalah satu-satunya karakteristik yang kita miliki tanpa kita merasa memilikinya.”

“It is always the secure who are humble.” – G.K. Chesterton

“I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.” – Lao Tzu

“True greatness, true leadership, is achieved not by reducing men to one’s service but in giving oneself in selfless service to them.” – Oswald Sanders

“Jika seseorang ingin menjadi yang terdahulu, hendaklah ia menjadi yang terakhir dari semuanya dan pelayan dari semuanya.” – Markus 9:30-37

“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” – Lord Acton

“I now realize I was lacking in mutual accountability through personal relationships. We need friendships where one man regularly looks another man in the eye and asks hard questions about our moral life, our list, our ambitions, our ego.” – Gordon MacDonalds

“Some men see things as they are and say, why? I dream things that never were and say, why not?” – Robert Kennedy

“You are a Christian only so long as you constantly pose critical questions to the society you live in … so long as you stay unsatisfied with the status quo and keep saying that a new world is yet to come.” – Henry Nouwen

“We on earth exist in a state of contradiction between the cross and the resurrection.” – Jurgen Moltmann

“That’s what the world is — enemy occupied territory. Christianity is the story of how the rightful King has landed, you might say, in disguise, and is calling us to take part in a great campaign of sabotage.” – C.S. Lewis

“Just as Socrates felt it was necessary to create a tension in the minds of men so that individuals could rise from the bondage of myths and half-truths; so must we create the kind of tension in society that will help men rise from the dark depths of prejudice and racism.” – Martin Luther King Jr

“The saints are responsible for the structure of the social world in which they find themselves.” – Nicholas Wolterstorff

“Our battle is to break down every deceptive argument and every imposing defense that men erect against the true knowledge of God. We fight to capture every thought until it acknowledges the authority of Christ.” – J.B. Philips

“There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry: ‘Mine!'” – Abraham Kuyper

“I used to believe that Christianity solved problems and made life easier. Increasingly, I believe that my faith complicates life, in ways it should be complicated. As a Christian, I cannot not care about the environment, about homelessness and poverty, about racism and religious persecution, about injustice and violence. God does not give me that option.” – Philip Yancey

“The worst thing you can say about a leader is that on the day he or she left, the organisation collapsed. When that happens, it means the so-called leader has sucked the place dry. He or she hasn’t built.” – Peter Drucker

“The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most farreaching consequence of submission to authority.” – Stanley Milgram

“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” – Albert Einstein

“Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.” – Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

“For you have only one Master and you are all brothers.” – Jesus Christ in Matthew 23:8

“Be careful when you fight the dragon, lest you become one!”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King Jr

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.” – Kristen G.K. Chesterton

“Saya tak sudi tunduk mengabdi kepada ketakutan.” – Romo Sandyawan

“One could argue that willingness to engage in battle when necessary is a sine qua non of leadership.” – John W. Gardner

“Relationships gain strength when they are stretched to the breaking point and do not break.” – Philip Yancey

“Jika engkau telah berlari dengan orang yang berjalan kaki, dan engkau telah dilelahkan, bagaimanakan engkau hendak berpacu melawan kuda?” – Yeremia 12:5

“The trouble with most of us is that we’d rater be ruined by praise than loved by criticism.” – Normal Vincent Peale

“Hurry is not of the devil. It is the devil.” – Carl Jung

“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” – Bill Cosby

“When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“The test of observance of Christ’s teachings is our consciousness of our failure to attain an ideal perfection. The degree to which we draw near this perfection cannot be seen; all we can is the extent of our deviation.” – Leo Tolstoy

“I am; I exist — this is certain. But for how long? For as long as I am thinking; or perhaps it could also come to pass that if I were to cease all thinking I would then utterly cease to exist … I am therefore precisely nothing but a thinking being …” – Descartes (1993)

“Man is only a reed, the weakest thing in nature; but he is a thinking reed.” – Blaise Pascal

“Commitment without reflection is fanaticism in action, though reflection without commitment is the paralysis of all action.” – John Stott

“We are what we repeatedly do … Excellence then is not an act, but a habit” – Aristotle

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen — not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” – C.S. Lewis

“Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.” – C.S. Lewis

“The intellectual life is not the only road to God, nor the safest, but we find it to be a road, and it may be the appointed road for us. Of course, it will be so only so long as we keep the impulse pure and disinterested.” – C.S. Lewis

“When we want to be something other than the thing God wants us to be, we must be wanting what, in fact, will not make us happy.” – C.S. Lewis

“Karena fungsi pemimpin bukan menciptakan pengikut, tapi melahirkan pemimpin.”

 

If you are Christian and Indonesian (because the book is written in Indonesian), I recommend you to read this book, especially if you are still young. The quotations attached here is only a glimpse of many good thoughts inside the book. Happy reading.
To God be the glory!