Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Lewis: one in need

Wednesday, November 22, 2023
    Commemoration of Cecilia, Martyr at Rome, c.230
    Commemoration of Clive Staples Lewis, Spiritual Writer, 1963
    [Jesus:] “And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.”
    —Matthew 5:40-42 (NIV)
    It will not bother me in the hour of death to reflect that I have been ‘had for a sucker’ by any number of imposters; but it would be a torment to know that one had refused even one person in need.
    ... C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), Letters to an American Lady, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1986, p. 108 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 5:40-42; 25:32-46; Luke 6:30; 14:12-14; 2 Cor. 9:6-7; Gal. 2:9-10; 1 Tim. 6:17-19; Heb. 13:16; 1 John 3:17
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, make me a fool, so that I may be wise.
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