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...

One Good Tennis Shot?

A Counselor Reflects on Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis “There is a difference between doing some particular just or temperate action and being a just or temperate man. Someone who is not a good tennis player may now and then make a good shot. What you mean by a good...

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...

C.S. Lewis’ Portrait of Humility

A Counselor Reflects on Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis “Do not imagine that if you meet a really humble man he will be what most people call ‘humble’ nowadays: he will not be a sort of greasy, smarmy person, who is always telling you that, of course, he is nobody....