Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Lewis: fueling the human machine

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
    Feast of Lawrence, Deacon at Rome, Martyr, 258
    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
    —Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)
    God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other. That is why it is just no good asking God to make us happy in our own way without bothering about religion. God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
    ... C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), Mere Christianity, New York: MacMillan, 1952, reprint, HarperCollins, 2001, p. 50 (see the book)
    See also Gal. 5:22-23; Ps. 37:35-36; 73:3; Jer. 6:14; Luke 12:16-21
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I seek no happiness apart from You.
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