Archive for January, 2012
Words slip out. There are times when certain words that may or may not be four letters in length just come out. So my question is, is it wrong? They are just words after all right? Yes? No? Well I am no theoretical genius, but I’ve noticed something. We attach the name of “God” before and after almost any words we can think of, using it in all sorts of situations. “Jesus” is found in many peoples’ vocabulary, just not like we would like it to be. Yet we let these things go, without so much as a questioning of My piece of advice is that we need to focus a little more on not using our Lord’s name in vain, and a little less on condemning people for letting other words slip out every once in a while.
“You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.”
Everyone has heard of The Chronicles of Narnia, or at least seen the movies. But often unnoticed, is the man behind the story, C.S Lewis. Lewis lived a fascinating life, turning from an atheist to a strong, outspoken Christian. If there is one author I could recommend reading to help you along whatever path you are on, in whatever situation you are in, it would be C.S Lewis. Here are a few great quotes/notes from his work:
A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
The Screwtape Letters: C.S Lewis
Mere Christianity: C.S Lewis
The Great Divorce: C.S Lewis
The Problem of Pain: C.S Lewis