Friday, October 30, 2009

C. S. Lewis on Love and Law

Last night I was reading Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis and I came across this quote which directly correlates with this week's article, "Love and Law."

C. S. Lewis explained trying to find happiness without keeping the commandments this way:

God made us; invented us as a man invents an engine. A car is made to run on petrol, and it would not run properly on anything else. Now 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 (and I add commandments.) God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

Mere Christianity, 1980, 50.