Monday, September 6, 2010

Yours, Jack on Sensitivity and Worry

I am nearing the end of the C.S. Lewis book of letters, Yours, Jack. What an interesting read it has been. While I have been well aware of Lewis and many of his books, I had never read one and really knew nothing of the man himself. Reading Yours, Jack changed that, offering a glimpse of a delightful, humble, philosophical, and down to earth fellow. His guidance has been invaluable to me!

From this mornings readings:

“When I have been really wicked and angry, and meant to be nasty, the other party never cared or even didn’t notice. On the other hand, when I have found out afterwards that I had deeply hurt someone, it had nearly always been quite unconscious on my part. (I loathe ‘sensitive” people who are ‘easily hurt’ by the way, don’t you? They are a social pest. Vanity is usually the real trouble)…”
[Good food for personal thought!]

“But it is seldom the present and the actual that is intolerable. Remember, one is given strength to bear what happens to one, but not the 100 and 1 different things that might happen.” [So easy to understand; so hard to live.]

Reading a few letters each day makes for a nice devotional.  I highly recommend this book!


1 comment:

  1. You have made me want to read this book! Good stuff!

    Enjoy this wonderful Autumn day!