Thursday, March 23, 2006

C.S. Lewis Comments

from C S Lewis "Mere Christianity"
www.cslewisclassics.com

This is the decision I must make: Admirer? Disciple?

Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.

The first answer then, to the question why our cure should be painful, is that to render back the will which we have so long claimed for our own, is in itself, a grevious pain. But to surrender a self-will inflamed and swollen with years of usurpation is a kind of death.

He and you are two things of such a kind that if you really get into touch with Him, you will in fact, be humble- delightfully humble.

There area lot of nice things you can do with sand, but don't try building a house on it.

We have not yet had the slightest notion of the tremendous thing He means to make of us.

God has paid us the intolerable compliment of loving us, in the deepest, most tragic, most inexorable sense.

The only fatal thing is to sit down content with anything less than perfection.

2 comments:

  1. These are very nice thoughts, especially for Lent. Something to contemplate. Thanks for posting it. Also, enjoy the fact that it's much easier to comment on your site : )

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  2. we here at catholicspirituality aim to please :)

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