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Real Thing is Irresistible: 3 Day Quote Challenge, Day 3

beacon of lightReal Thing is Irresistible

What’s the real thing you might ask? Well, actually the real thing is holiness, or piety! “Huh,” you say, “who would have thought?” In our Three Day Quote Challenge, of which I was nominated to take by Melanie Jean Juneau of Joy of Nine9, we are on the final day of the challenge. My thanks to Melanie for giving me this challenge.

The rules of this challenge:

  1. Post one quotation a day for three days (they can be from other sources or one of your own).
  2. Nominate 3 other bloggers to participate per post.
  3. Thank the blogger who nominated you.


Choosing the topic of holiness, I provided a quote on day 1 that addressed holiness stemming from the family. On day two, we moved to the workplace, and today we speak of holiness’ impact when allowed to permeate society:

“How little people know who think that holiness is dull. When one meets the real thing, it is irresistible.” – C.S. Lewis

When we pray together as a family, within the confines of our homes, we become more comfortable with prayer in general. When we pray, we grow closer to Christ. Through our prayers, Jesus gives us the strength to take virtue into the workplace to act with honesty, integrity, generosity, and kindness. These virtues help us to grow in holiness and we become beacons of light to others; beacons of joy. As a beacon of light shone outward, our holiness begins to permeate society. Others see our beacon of light and are drawn to it. Our joy is infectious. Our virtue is esteemed by others. People want what we have – they want holiness, because the real thing is irresistible!

Your challenge for today:

  1. Be a beacon of light to others.
  2. Be filled with joy, for you are united with Christ.
  3. Let your holiness permeate society.
  4. Be the real thing – Holy!

Today I am tagging:

  1. Nancy Ward of Joy Alive in Our Hearts
  2. Mary Lenaburg of Passionate Perseverance
  3. Mary Harwell Sayler of Christian Poets and Writers

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