Wednesday, June 05, 2013

The Tweetable C.S. Lewis

  1. I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. 
  2. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
  3. If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.
  4. The hardness of God is kinder than the softness of men, and His compulsion is our liberation.
  5. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken.
  6. The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.
  7. We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.
  8. To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.
  9. God can't give us peace and happiness apart from Himself because there is no such thing.
  10. Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.
  11. There is but one good; that is God. Everything else is good when it looks to Him and bad when it turns from Him.
  12. True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.
  13. Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth 'thrown in': aim at Earth and you will get neither.
  14. Everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely idea until he has something to forgive.
  15. Any amount of theology can now be smuggled into people's minds under the cover of fiction without their knowing it.
  16. He who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only.
  17. The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.
  18. In God there is no hunger that needs to be filled, only plenteousness that desires to give.
  19. God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.
  20. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us.
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(HT:  Christians in Context)

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