I read this quote a few weeks ago, and finally have returned to it to share on the Buffet.
As long as he doesn’t convert it into action, it does not matter how much a man thinks about his repentance. C.S. Lewis
It’s a good observation by a very observant man. We can think about being different for years, but if we don’t take some actions – no matter how small, there will be no change in our behaviors. The scriptures even point this out as they echo the repent and ‘action verb’ phrase quite often. I am especially found of Repent and Live from Ezekiel and Repent and Do from Revelation. But I guess I would be remiss if I did also mention Acts 2:38, as Peter calls to his listeners “Repent and Be Baptized”!
Today, take action, don’t just think about change, take a little step and begin to produce fruit.
8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance Matthew 3:8 New International Version (NIV)