Our feelings come and go, His Love for us does not.

The great thing to remember is that, though our feelings come and go, His love for us does not. It is not wearied by our sins, or our indifference; and, therefore, it is quite relentless in its determination that we shall be cured of those sins, at whatever cost to us, at whatever cost to Him. – C.S. lewis, Mere Christianity change

Saturdays with C.S. Lewis: A Birthday Quote

Well, today is my birthday. This becomes less of a big deal, and more of a reminder that my body is breaking down. But here is a quote from C.S. Lewis that is plastered all over the internet that seems appropriate. (to be honest I am highly suspicious of this quote. Though it is attributed to him, no one ever sites a work and it seems a little to cliche for his style.) All the same, to set a goal and pursue a dream is never out of date. 🙂

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Saturdays with C.S. Lewis – Atheism Turns Out To Be Too Simple

justiceMy argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust? If the whole show was bad and senseless from A to Z, so to speak, why did I, who was supposed to be part of the show, find myself in such violent reaction against it?  A man feels wet when he falls into water, because man is not a water animal: a fish would not feel wet. Of course I could have given up my idea of justice by saying it was nothing but a private idea of my own. But if I did that, then my argument against God collapsed too—for the argument depended on saying that the world was really unjust, not simply that it did not happen to please my fancies. Thus in the very act of trying to prove that God did not exist—in other words, that the whole of reality was senseless—I found I was forced to assume that one part of reality—namely my idea of justice—was full of sense. Consequently, atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be a word without meaning.

Quotes from Mere Christianity, Part 15
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (1952; Harper Collins: 2001) 38-39.