"Sameness is to be found most among the most 'natural' men, not among those who surrender to Christ. How monotonously alike all the great tyrants and conquerors have been; how gloriously diferent are the saints."--C.S. Lewis.
I had to read the above words several times to absorb them. And then, as though the proverbial ligiht bulb went off in my head, I got it. Those who choose to align themselves, to surrender themselves to Christ, are different. They are different in how they love, in how they perceive others. Those who choose not to align themselves, to surrender themselves to Christ, are alike in that they will always value power and appearance over substance, they will always find ways to bully others.
Joy for today: being gloriously different. Or trying to.