Day of Rest 8-23-09

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963), a professor at Oxford University and a professor at Cambridge University, and renown English novelist, whose works include the famous Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity.  Having once been an agnostic expressed:

  “I am trying to prevent anyone from saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: ‘I am ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher but I don’t accept His claims to be God.’ That is one thing we must not say.

  A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things that Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher.  he would either be a lunatic – on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg – or else he would be the devil of hell.

You must make your choice.  Either this man was, and is, the Son of God or else a madman or something worse.”

Later C.S. Lewis remarked:

  “God cannot give us happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there.  There is no such thing.”

Begin today and commit to reading the entire book of John (i.e. 4th book in the New Testament).