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"The Weight Of Glory" by C.S.Lewis


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I ran across my notes from when I read "The Weight Of Glory" by C.S.L a couple years ago. I was so blessed reading the quotes that I wrote down. Praying one inspires or challenges you today. 

"The Weight of Glory" - C.S.Lewis; various quotes :

In heaven our God will tell us well done good and faithful servant. He will show his approval, like a Father shows approval to His child...Think about that day, "when our redeemed soul will understand that she has pleased Him whom she was created to please. There will be no room for vanity then. She will be free from the miserable illusion that it is her doing. With no taint of what we should now call self-approval she will most innocently rejoice in the thing that God has made her to be, and in that moment which heals her old inferiority complex forever will also drown her pride deeper than Prospero's book." 

"All our merely natural activities will be accepted, if they are offered to God, even the humblest; and all of them, even the noblest, will be sinful if they are not."

 "The intellectual life is not the only 'way' to God, nor the safest, but we find it to be a road, and it may be the appointed road for us...Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy needs to be answered."  (Jesus, is the only way to God the Father. Intellectuals have found this truism in finding that intellectualism, science, etc...is not enough. Faith by grace, and a recognition of sin and need for forgiveness saves. Philosophy that points people to that which philosophy will never provide, REDEMPTION, is vital in the intellectual circles of the world.) 

 "Spiritual things are spiritually discerned,The spiritual man judges all things and is judged of none."

"In the New Testament, the Truth is incarnate...It is not an accidental resemblance that what, from the point of view of being, is stated in the form 'God became Man,' should involve, from the point of view of human knowledge, the statement 'myth became fact.' The essential meaning of all things came down from 'heaven' of myth to the 'earth' of history. In so doing, it partly emptied itself of its glory as Christ emptied Himself of His glory to be man." 

 "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."

"His presence, the interaction between Him and us, must always, be the overwhelmingly dominant factor in the life we are to lead within the Body, and any conception of Christian fellowship which does not mean primarily fellowship with Him is out of court." 

"The sacrifice of selfish privacy which is daily demanded of us is daily repaid a hundredfold in the true growth of personality which the life of the Body encourages...Obedience is the road to freedom, humility the road to pleasure, unity the road to personality." 

ON FORGIVENESS:

"The trouble is that what we call 'asking God's forgiveness' very often really consists in asking God to accept our excuses...In this, we shall go away imagining we have repented and been forgiven when all that has really happened is that we have satisfied ourselves with our own excuses...All the real excusing, He will do." 

"Real forgiveness means looking steadily at the sin, the sin that is left over without any excuse, after all allowances have been made, and seeing it in all its horror, dirt, meanness, and malice, and nevertheless being wholly reconciled to the man who has done it. That, and only that is forgiveness, and that we can always have from God if we ask for it." 

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