11.4.09

The Love of God

I came across this Lewis quote. I don't understand the whole thing, but it's a good reminder of what God's love for us looks like: not passive and fleeting like our own; but strong and eternal because He Himself is love. Sometimes at Easter I feel guilty that I don't understand the depth of what we're celebrating. But in the end, Jesus loves me. And if by faith in God's grace, I can hang onto the limited understanding I have of that phrase, then...well only God knows what then!
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"A mistake is easily made because we (correctly) deny that God has passions; and with us a love that is not passionate means a love that is something less. But the reason why God has no passions is that passions imply passivity and intermission. The passion of love is something that happens to us, as 'getting wet' happens to a body: and God is exempt from that 'passion' in the same way that water is exempt from "getting wet." He cannot be affected with love, because He is love. To imagine that love is something less torrential or less sharp than our own temporary and derivative "passions" is a most disastrous fantasy." ~C.S. Lewis Miracles

5 comments:

Historian Anne said...

That is so delightfully deep. You know, last night I too was taken by the immensity of what Christ did and how I could simply not concieve of it all. Indeed the reality the deep harshness of it is too much for us to completely understand. Thank God for grace!

Kelsey said...

I just love how theological you are! (that sounds funny, but I hope you know what I mean!) That's a quote I'm gonna have to read a couple times before I really understand it all, but it sure is great! Love you! <3

Kaisha said...

Hehe! You're cute Kelsey! Love it! I know what you mean...thanks! :)

Abbie said...

"He cannot be affected by love, because He is love."

That's beautiful.

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