C.S Lewis on Spiritual Health: This quote is so simple, yet so true. In the “Introduction” of The Four Loves, Lewis writes: “A man’s spiritual health is exactly proportional to his love for God.” You might ask, “What is so special about this?” For me, it is a stark reminder. As a philosopher, I love reading and thinking. One of the reasons I love Christianity is the worldview it presents. Yet, it is possible to love a worldview more than the Person from which the worldview is ultimately rooted. I once read that Dorothy Sayers said that she feared that she loved the Christian worldview more than Christ. I get it. I feel it. What an odd sort of temptation? Yet, it remains. To love thought, a particular framework, a way of understanding, yet maybe not the one that is responsible for it all. Lately, I am asking myself: “Do I love Jesus, or just what he represents?”
The Glorification of “Uncertainty”: Please take a few minutes to read this very short blog titled, “Knowing is Superior to Uncertainty.” It is so insightful. Essentially, the author discusses how it is no longer trendy (this is a nice way of putting it) to say that you “know” something. If you remain forever “uncertain,” then you are considered humble, deep, profound, etc. As Christians, we do know certain things. May we not walk in fear.
A Beautiful Invitation: This is a verse that was in my Psalm for today: “Cast your cares on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken” (Ps. 55:22 NIV). The first part is what really captures my attention, ministers comfort, gives me hope, and calls my heart to a response. How honest are you when you pray? Do you go through the motions of prayer or does God really hear from you, from the deep places in your heart? Why pray if you are not bringing it all? Why hold back? Is not the presence of God the safest (and most terrible) place on earth for the Christian?