CSL: Anxiety is not only a pain to be assuaged but also a weakness to be pardoned by God.
God’s love is relentless in its determination that we be cured of our sins, at whatever the cost to us or to Him.
Either Jesus is the Son of God; or a madman or worse. But His being just a great teacher? He’s not left that open to us.
How monotonously alike all tyrants and conquerors have been: how gloriously different are the saints.
“Be Ye Perfect” isn’t a command to do the impossible. Christ is going to make us creatures that can obey that command.
Our Lord finds our desires not too strong but too weak. We’re half-hearted creatures, fooling around with drink and sex and ambition. When infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum, because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased. -The Weight of Glory
If the universe is so bad… how on earth did human beings ever come to attribute it to the activity of a wise and good Creator?