C. S. Lewis: on Love of God

C. S. Lewis: on Love of God

“The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.”

“God can’t give us peace and happiness apart from Himself because there is no such thing.”

“Love may forgive all infirmities and love still in spite of them: but Love cannot cease to will their removal.”  (The Problem of Pain)

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.” (The Four Loves)

“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”

“Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.”

“The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go God’s love for us does not.”

 

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