What E. said when she was writing about what N. said and what she thought about that.
said that while consequences always have to play out and we don’t
always get rescued from them, and it may take time and work for us to
change our behaviors, it does not take any additional time or energy
for the atonement to cover our sins.
are already paid.
don’t need to shout out the behaviors or choices of others or
ourselves, and lose our voices screaming the cost of it all.
it’s already paid.
can’t disappoint God, because he already knows us perfectly.
means, though, that [we really should not be devastated by]
disappoint[ment in ourselves], because what we thought was
disappointment is really an opportunity to see ourselves more clearly
and more accurately.
Lewis said that because God knows all (which is not the same as
causing all), our experience of the present moment is like God’s
experience of the past, present, and future all at once. The
more we live in the present, rather than lost in the past or worried
about the future, the more accurately we will learn to see ourselves
the way God see[s] us.”