The Twin Obstacles to Generosity

A Counselor Reflects on Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis “For many of us the great obstacle to charity lies not in our luxurious living or desire for more money, but in our fear—fear of insecurity. This must often be recognized as a temptation. Sometimes our pride also...

Made of Better Stuff?

A Counselor Reflects on Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis “Somebody once asked me: ‘Why did God make a creature of such rotten stuff that it went wrong?’ The better stuff a creature is made of – the cleverer and stronger and freer it is—then the better it will be if it...

Humilitarian: The New Moral Diet

A Counselor Reflects on Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis “Remember, this repentance, this willing submission to humiliation and a kind of death is not something God demands of you before He will take you back and which he could let you off if He chose: it is simply a...

God Does Not Judge on Raw Material

A Counselor Reflects on Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis “Some of us who seem quite nice people may, in fact, have made so little use of a good heredity and a good upbringing that we are really worse than those whom we regard as fiends. Can we be quite certain how we...

C.S. Lewis on the Gospel Paradox

A Counselor Reflects on Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis “There is a paradox. As long as Dick does not turn to God, he thinks his niceness is his own, and just as long as he thinks that, it is not his own. It is when Dick realizes that his niceness is not his own but a...