Lewis on Approaching God

Authentic Christian worship seems to require a balance between acknowledging God's awesome, matchless power, and believing in and responding to his intimate and personal care for his people. He is transcendent and he is immanent. He is "totally other" and yet he created us in his image and said "I am with you always." Today's WORSHIP QUOTE is a short sentence from C. S. Lewis.

Man approaches God most nearly when he is in one sense least like God. For what can be more unlike than fullness and need, sovereignty and humility, righteousness and penitence, limitless power and cry for help?

C. S. Lewis from THE FOUR LOVES, Collins/Fontana Books, 1963, p. 9.


This is highly recommended reading. Lewis examines four Greek words for "love" - affection, friendship, eros, and charity (God's gift-love).

Have a great week.

(Originally posted 10/3/2000)

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The Four Loves
By C. S. Lewis