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    C.S. Lewis on:    

'Something of God flows into us from the blue of the sky, the taste of honey, the delicious embrace of water whether cold or hot, and even from sleep itself.'

    Topics: God
    Source: 'Scraps', St. James' Magazine

From the moment a creature becomes aware of God as God and of itself as self, the terrible alternative of choosing God or self for the centre is opened to it.

    Topics: God
    Source: The Problem of Pain

Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.

    Topics: God, Feelings

There is no neutral ground in the universe; every square inch, every split second, is claimed by God and counter-claimed by Satan.

    Topics: God, Satan

Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.

    Topics: God, Truth

He shows much more of Himself to some people than to others-not because He has favourites, but because it is impossible for Him to show Himself to a man whose whole mind and character are in the wrong condition.

    Topics: God

The Scotch catechism says that man's chief end is 'to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.' But we shall then know that these are the same thing. Fully to enjoy is to glorify. In commanding us to glorify Him, God is inviting us to enjoy Him.

    Topics: God, Life

The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us; just as the roof of a sunhouse does not attract the sun because it is bright, but becomes bright because the son shines on it.

    Topics: God

He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other.

    Topics: God

You must believe that God is separate from the world and that some of the things we see in it are contrary to His will.

    Topics: God

He who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only.

    Topics: God
    Source: The Weight of Glory.

To ask that God's love should be content with us as we are is to ask that God should cease to be God.

    Topics: God, Love

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