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From the Bishop

 

 

Trinity 2020

 

When reading C. S. Lewis the language of his day can sometimes get in the way. I have always found pearls of wisdom in his writings so I continue to read him. The book A Year with C. S. Lewis, Daily Readings from his Classic Works can give the reader a quick glance into the mind of one who has been called “one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day.”

SecondGuessing God’s Wisdom -from Mere Christianity

Of course God knew what would happen if they [creatures with free will] used their freedom the wrong way: apparently He thought it worth the risk. Perhaps we feel inclined to disagree with Him. But there is a difficulty about disagreeing with God. He is the source from which all your reasoning power comes: you could not be right and He wrong any more than a stream can rise higher than its own source. When you are arguing against Him you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all: it is like cutting off the branch you are sitting on. If God thinks this state of war in the universe a price worth paying for free will-that is, for making a live world in which creatures can do real good or harm and something of real importance can happen, instead of a toy world which only moves when He pulls the strings-then we may take it – it is worth paying.

 

Yours in Christ

+Rommie M Starks

Bishop of the Midwest