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June 27, 2017

5 C.S. Lewis Quotes that Really Hit Home

  1. “When Christ died, He died for you individually just as much as if you'd been the only man in the world.” — BBC Series Beyond Personality

When you really think about it, this is how much God loves you. It can be hard to feel important or significant in a world of 7 billion people, but to God, our souls are so precious that just one is worth sending His son to die for.

  1. “If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” — Mere Christianity

Whether it is an A+ on a test, an athletic victory, being chosen for your dream job, or any type of accomplishment, all worldly experiences — and the happiness that comes with them — will eventually pass. However, this is a reminder that there is something infinitely better to come.

  1. “The safest road to hell is the gradual one — the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.” — The Screwtape Letters

C.S. Lewis is writing as a demon advising his nephew on how to win over souls to Satan. It highlights how turning away from God isn’t usually an instant occurrence; rather, it is a slow process where people give in to sin a little bit at a time, moving further and further away from God in an unremarkable descent.

  1. “A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.” — The Problem of Pain

This takes the idea that Christians are “lunatics” for believing in God and flips it upside down. In actuality, complete freedom is found in Christ alone. Without Christ, we live in a cell devoid of truth or joy.

  1. “Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.” — A Grief Observed

Perhaps a bit lighter than the last several quotes, this quip serves as a reminder that the type of anxiousness and worrying that comes as a result of overthinking and “nonsense questions” should be avoided.

Andrew '19