Tuesday, January 7, 2014

CS Lewis

I've been going through My Clippings on my Kindle.  It appears I read CS Lewis' The Problem of Pain in 2011, and found quite a few good quotes.

"Prostitutes are in no danger of finding their present life so satisfactory that they cannot turn to God: the proud, the avaricious, the self-righteous, are in that danger."

"For you will certainly carry out God’s purpose, however you act, but it makes a difference to you whether you serve like Judas or like John."

"If tribulation is a necessary element in redemption, we must anticipate that it will never cease till God sees the world to be either redeemed or no further redeemable. A Christian cannot, therefore, believe any of those who promise that if only some reform in our economic, political, or hygienic system were made, a heaven on earth would follow."

"You will remember that in the parable, the saved go to a place prepared for them, while the damned go to a place never made for men at all. To enter heaven is to become more human than you ever succeeded in being on earth; to enter hell, is to be banished from humanity."

I remember enjoying the book, though it was more difficult to read than Mere Christianity or The Screwtape Letters.  I should really re-read it, and also read his other books.  What a great writer!

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