I’ve been reading through a little C.S. Lewis alongside the Bible recently and came across a thought that seemed fitting to share as we all seek to model Christ-centered servant leadership to our students—particularly as we embody what it means for Christ to bring redemption to the world through us:
“God became man to turn creatures into sons; not simply to produce better men of the old kind but to produce a new kind of man. It is not like teaching a horse to jump better and better but like turning a horse into a winged creature. Of course, once it has got its wings, it will soar over fences which could never have been jumped and thus beat the natural horse at its own game.”
Something I’ve been reminded of recently that this quote gets at—God isn’t interested in us merely “getting better;” rather, his intention for us is to mold us into totally new creations.