In a culture that celebrates man, we are sold a brutal lie. It is dominating our children’s entertainment and taken root in the millennial generation. It is a cornerstone of our education. It seems sweet as honey, yet in the end leads to bitterness.
This lie is that your heart is generally good and worth following wherever it may lead.
Jeremiah 17:5-9 tells us a story that counters this lie to it’s wicked face. Please go read the text for yourself, but in my own words, Jeremiah is telling us;
Anyone who trusts his own view of reality is cursed, they are like a withering shrub in the salt lands. But anyone who trusts God’s view of reality is blessed, they are like a healthy tree planted by a stream. Don’t trust your heart, it is desperately wicked.
C.S. Lewis, in this surviving episode of a radio address on the BBC during WWII, reads a portion of what would become “Mere Christianity”.
Listen to his voice and inflection in all its English glory! 🙂
If you want a whole new way of seeing the works of C.S. Lewis, check out this Youtube channel I stumbled across recently. This artist takes readings of classic Lewis works and illustrates them—as they are being read! To watch the story unfold visually as well as rhetorically adds a new level of depth. I love how C.S. Lewis unswervingly engages his culture from a Christian worldview. He has inspired generations with his creativity, Logic, and faithfulness. If you are seasoned Lewis veteran, or movie-introduced rookie, check out this innovative method to hear and see this classic christian author in action.
For the full Youtube channel with thirteen videos click here: CSLewisDoodle.
Here is a sample of a his videos. (note the playlist selector in the top left, you can choose a topic)