• Today's Devotionals

    Wednesday, 25 October 2017

    C. S. Lewis Daily Devotion - Thursday, October 26, 2017

     C. S. Lewis Daily Devotion - Thursday, October 26, 2017

    ‘Charity’ now means simply what used to be called ‘alms’—that is, giving to the poor. Originally it had a much wider meaning.

    (You can see how it got the modern sense. If a man has ‘charity’, giving to the poor is one of the most obvious things he does, and so people came to talk as if that were the whole of charity. In the same way, ‘rhyme’ is the most obvious thing about poetry, and so people come to mean by ‘poetry’ simply rhyme and nothing more.)
    C. S. Lewis Daily Devotion - Thursday, October 26, 2017

    C. S. Lewis Daily Devotion - Thursday, October 26, 2017

    Charity means ‘Love, in the Christian sense’. But love, in the Christian sense, does not mean an emotion. It is a state not of the feelings but of the will; that state of the will which we have naturally about ourselves, and must learn to have about other people.

    From Mere Christianity
    Compiled in A Year with C.S. Lewis

    Get Devotionals Delivered to your email Free , enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner