Thursday, October 27, 2011

Interesting Reads

Davey Ramsey fans only!!



Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

We're enjoying the beautiful scenes of fall that change every day.
Today is warm, sunny and gorgeous.
Tomorrow calls for rain.
Headed outside to smell the season.

Faith in Training
C S Lewis
Mere Christianity

Now Faith, in the sense in which I am here using the word, is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods. For moods will change, whatever view your reason takes. I know that by experience. Now that I am a Chrisitian I do have moods in which the whole thing looks very improbable: but when I was an atheist I had moods in which Christianity looked terribly probable. This rebellion of your moods against your real self is going to come anyway. That is why Faith is such a necessary virtue: unless you teach your moods 'where they get off', you can never be either a sound Christian or even a sound atheist, but just a creature dithering to and fro, with its beliefs really dependent on the weather and the state of its digestion. Consequently one must train the habit of Faith.
The first step is to recognize the fact that your moods change. The next is to make sure that, if you have once accepted Christianity, then some of its main doctrines shall be deliberately held before your mind for some time every day. That is why daily prayers and religious readings and churchgoing are necessary parts of the Christian life. We have to be continually reminded of what we believe. Neither this belief nor any other will automatically remain alive in the mind. It must be fed. And as a matter of fact, if you examined a hundred people wha had lost their faith in Christianity, I wonder how many of them would turn out to have been reasoned out of it by honest argument? Do not most people simply drift away?


3 comments:

  1. WOW to the Ramsey piece! My favorite line: You are a thief.

    Now, I need to check out the others. You have yet to steer me wrong.

    And I love Mere Christianity. I think it deserves a reread.

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  2. Mere Christianity is a great book, and Autumn is my favorite season! Warm yesterday, rainy today. . . but do you believe they're calling for SNOW on Saturday??! Enjoy it while you have it - autumn might be fleeting this year!

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  3. Hi there my friend, all is well with me:) Hope you are enjoying your weekend with your little cutiepies! Where would we be without FAITH? Can't walk a step without it! Have a blessed Sunday! HUGS!

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