Posts Tagged ‘C. S. Lewis’

cs“We must not suppose that if we succeeded in making everyone nice we should have saved their souls. A world of nice people, content in their own niceness, looking no further, turned away from God, would be just as desperately in need of salvation as a miserable world. “

– C.S. Lewis

Indeed all have sinned, and have fallen short of the glory of God, yes, all have gone astray like sheep. Behold the Lamb of God who has taken away the sins of the world. Praise be to the Lamb who has washed our hypocritical hearts. Give us humble hearts that boast only in the grace of God.

So last night I picked up a collection of C. S. Lewis’ writings that I’ve had for approximately 200,000 years… (give or take a year or so)… Anyway, I thought that I’d share a paragraph from The Buisness of Heaven that made me think a little bit.

“The Theologians Danger”

“There have been men… who got so interested in proving the existence of God that they came to care nothing of God Himself… as if the good Lord had nothing better to do but exist! There have been some who were so occupied in spreading Christianity that they never gave a thought to Christ. Man! Ye see it in smaller matters. Did ye never know a lover of books that with all his first editions and signed copies had lost the power to read them? An organizer of charities that had lost all love for the poor? It is the subtlest of all snares.” – C. S. Lewis

Oh how true it is that we can become lovers of theology, doctrine etc. and become so wrapped up in our ideas and systems that we lose our love for God and the pleasure of understanding Him. Of course I am not saying to stop studying the great truths of Scripture. God forbid! But we must beware of falling into this danger of which Lewis speaks.

O God, amaze us daily with Your grace. May we grow in our love for You and those around us. Truly Your mercies are new every morning. Great is your Faithfulness O Lord! Satisfy us by revealing Yourself to us more and more. Amen.

J. C. Hahne