C.S. Lewis: Relentless

C.S. Lewis: Relentless

The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love. Psalm 33:5

“On the whole, God’s love for us is a much safer subject to think about than our love for Him. Nobody can always have devout feelings: and even if we could, feelings are not what God principally cares about. Christian love, either towards God or towards man, is an affair of the will. If we are trying to do His will we are obeying the commandment, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God.” He will give us feelings of love if He pleases. We cannot create them for ourselves, and we must not demand them as a right. But the great thing to remember is that, though our feelings come and go, His love for us does not. It is not wearied by our sins, or our indifference; and, therefore, it is quite relentless in its determination that we shall be cured of those sins, at whatever cost to us, at whatever cost to Him.”

C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity (New York: HarperCollins 1980) excerpt from Chapter 3.

Soak in this truth today. Rest in the relentless love of God for you and me and for every person on planet earth.

There is no greater generosity than to know that God’s will toward us is to love us at whatever cost to us and whatever cost to Him.

Let us shift from indifference to determination. Only when we receive this love can we love others with great generosity.

Christian love is the basis for Christian generosity. There is no height or depth to the latter because infinite is the former.