Thursday, December 29, 2011

The enemies' plan

"And then she understood the devilish cunning of the enemies' plan. By mixing a little truth with it they had made their lie far stronger."

--C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The grace to be a cynic

"If you are a sinner, for heaven's sake have the grace to be a cynic too."

--CS Lewis, The Pilgrim's Regress.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The reality behind the mask

"It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare."

--C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Having the Gospel captivate your soul

"Being able to articulate the gospel with accuracy is one thing; having its truth captivate your soul is quite another. The gospel is not just supposed to be our ticket into heaven; it is to be an entirely new basis for how we relate to God, ourselves, and others. It is to be the source from which everything else flows."

--J. D. Greear, Gospel: Rediscovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary.

Friday, December 16, 2011

The gaze of a soul

"Faith is the gaze of a soul upon a saving God."

--A.W. Tozer

Monday, December 12, 2011

Hope has its reasons

"The cross, by revealing the offer of God’s forgiveness through Christ, moves us to a life lived in gratitude. The resurrection, by revealing the rich provision of God's grace through Christ, moves us to respond in faith and joy."

--Rebecca Pippert, Hope Has Its Reasons.