yes its fifty years since CS Lewis left us……The legacy, impact and power of his words through the Holy Spirit, continue to increase in me.
Anyhow, here’s lesser read CS Lewis works, how ahead of the curve he was, and John Mark-Mullan’s beautifully captured Lewis you told me this.
Here’s Malcolm Guite’s recent radio offering and my review of Alistair McGrath’s epic biography – a worthy if weighty stocking filler!
And here’s some of my favourite sound-bites from the legend.
“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.”
”The moment you wake up each morning, all your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job of each morning consists in shoving them all back : in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in!”
“You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage but He’s building a palace. He intends to come & live in it Himself.”
“My prayers don’t change God. My prayers change me.”
“We meet no ordinary people in our lives.”
“Miracles retell in small letters the same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see”
“Hell is a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about their own dignity and advancement and where everyone has a grievance.”
“Provocation doesn’t make me ill-tempered: it only shows me how ill-tempered I am.”
“It’s not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.”
“You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.”
“Affliction is often that thing which prepares an ordinary person for some sort of an extraordinary destiny.”
“We are far too easily pleased. God wants better things for us. He finds our desires not too strong, but too weak.”
“The fact that our heart yearns for something earth can’t supply is proof that Heaven must be our home.”
“On the whole, God’s love for us is a much safer subject to think about than our love for Him.”