Posted by: Anne | April 2, 2017

nothing else will do

Have you ever thought about why the world has gone so desperately wrong? C.S. Lewis thought about this question and offers us a helpful perspective:

“…And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.

The reason why it can never succeed is this. God made us: invented us as a man invents an engine. A car is made to run on gasoline, and it would not run properly on anything else. Now God designed the human machine to run on Himself. 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. That is why it is just no good asking God to make us happy in our own way without bothering about religion. God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.”

Read more at the source:
http://www.cslewisinstitute.org/webfm_send/156

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