C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) wrote, “The voice of God indeed daily calls to us; calls to the world to abandon sins and seek the Kingdom of God wholeheartedly. O that we may all hear the call of the Father and, sometime, at last be converted to the Lord. In silence and in meditation on the eternal truths, I hear the voice of God which excites our hearts to greater love.”
The call of the Father is always an invitation to ‘come home’ but as Lewis says it also means to abandon sins and seek the Kingdom of God and be converted to the Lord. How do we know when this happens? When we love as the Father loves. When we would rather be with the Father than with the world.
It seems to me that this is more than a one-two-three raise your hand while no one is looking, now fill out the little pink card and know that you are going to heaven. Who came up with this stuff? Then again…maybe this is a start. I prefer not to mess with what is grace and what isn’t. I know grace because I have looked in the mirror.
“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.” Jesus