C.S. Lewis, Sadness and What Eternal Hope Looks Like

By Jonathan Trotter

Some call it pessimism. Unspiritual. A sickness best treated with peppy music and cliché-riddled Christianese. They caution and guard against sadness, considering it a rabbit hole leading nowhere good. Others call it holy. Defending it with the label of realism—open eyes that see things as they truly are.

It is fundamental sadness.

Do you know what it feels like, this fundamental sadness? The sadness that seems to be part of all things?

Sometimes the sadness is very personal; it’s the loss of a sister, a father or a good friend. Sometimes it’s the loss of long-treasured plans.

Sometimes the sadness is more global. It’s the emotional darkness that comes after you hear about Las Vegas, Mogadishu, the Yazidis, Paris, the Rohingya, or Raqqa. Sometimes its triggered by hashtags like #MeToo or #BringBackOurGirls.

Read more: https://relevantmagazine.com/article/c-s-lewis-sadness-and-what-eternal-hope-looks-like/

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4 Amazing Changes When We Enter The Kingdom

“You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.”

– CS Lewis

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The New Testament does not envisage solitary religion

by CS Lewis

The New Testament does not envisage solitary religion: regular assembly for worship is everywhere in the epistles.