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Monday, March 30, 2009

The Genius that is C.S. Lewis...

Well let me just say… C.S. Lewis is a genius!!!

Last night I picked up Mere Christianity because I wasn’t tired and wanted a good book to read. I haven’t read it for at least six months and I forgot how much incredible insight he has! I just want to share a few quotes with you.

“Handing everything over to Christ does not, of course, mean that you stop trying. To trust Him means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Thus if you have really handed yourself over to Him, it must follow that you are trying to obey Him. But trying in a new way, a less worried way. Not doing these things in order to be saved, but because He has begun to save you already. Not hoping to get to Heaven as a reward for your actions, but inevitably wanting to act in a certain way because a first faint gleam of Heaven is already inside you.”

“Now, once again, what God cares about is not exactly our actions. What he cares about is that we should be creatures of a certain kind or quality—the kind of creatures He intended us to be—creatures related to Himself in a certain way. I do not add ‘and related to one another in a certain way,’ because that is included: if you are right with Him you will inevitably be right with all your fellow creatures.”

Ya… incredible! Love it! 

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