“no fear in love”

Author of the popular The Chronicles of Narnia fiction book/movie series, C.S. Lewis was a writer, teacher, and lay theologian. His books on Christian belief are read and quoted widely, years after his death.

from 1 John 4:16-21, English Standard Version  Bible

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.

 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

We love because he first loved us.

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot  loveGod whom he has not seen.

And his commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

You can read the English Standard Version free at ESV.org

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Author of the popular The Chronicles of Narnia fiction book/movie  series, C.S. Lewis was a writer, teacher,  and lay theologian. His books on Christian belief are read and quoted widely, years after his death.

In The Four Loves, Mr. Lewis explains 4 types of love-affection, friendship, erotic love, and the love of God

In A Grief Observed Lewis reflects on his own grief following his wife’s death after their brief marriage

 

 

 

Dear friends, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit. 

3 John 2 , NLT

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Weekend Words from C.S. Lewis

The “whole of Christianity” according to C.S. Lewis

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CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day.” 

He is perhaps best known for his book “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” and the others in the Chronicles of Narnia series.

His book Mere Christianity is considered  one of the most powerful apologetics of the Christian faith.

 

Lewis wrote A Grief Observed after his wife died of cancer just a few years after their marriage.

In it he reflects on life, death and faith .

 

“This is a beautiful and unflinchingly honest record of how even a

stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe,

and how he can gradually regain his bearings.”

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Weekend words is a regular feature of watercress words. At the end of the work week we take a break from exploring strictly medical topics to consider words of faith, hope and love from the Bible and other carefully selected writings.

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