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Freed from Self-Absorption

Freed from Self-Absorption

C.S. Lewis helps awaken us to the “astonishing realness of things.” It’s what Alan Jacobs calls an “omnivorous attentiveness” — a bewildering awareness of the things all around us. It is being alive to what is, to things that “if we didn’t have them we would pay a million dollars to get them, and having them, we ignore.”

In this short excerpt, John Piper invites us into seeing the world a certain way. He calls us to wake up to the wonder, and be freed from the slumber of self-absorption.


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