This is from my 2006 Prayer Journal. It's a quotation from the famous Christian Apologist, C.S. Lewis in his book titled, "Mere Christianity." I love his humility and compassion for people like you and me. Blessings and love, Fr. Jack.
"(A Christian ) does not think God will love us because we are good,
but that God will make us good because he loves us;
just as the roof of a greenhouse does not attract the sun because it is bright,
but becomes bright because the sun shines on it."
C.S. Lewis, British Christian Apologist, novelist and writer, lay theologian, 1898 - 1963.
Also taught at Oxford and Cambridge Universities