A Faint Gleam of Heaven

C.S“[To have Faith in Christ] means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Thus if you have really handed yourself over to Him, it must follow that you are trying to obey Him. But trying in a new way, a less worried way. Not doing these things in order to be saved, but because He has begun to save you already. Not hoping to get to Heaven as a reward for your actions, but inevitably wanting to act in a certain way because a first faint gleam of Heaven is already inside you.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

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What a genius!!  Love this man.

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6 thoughts on “A Faint Gleam of Heaven

  1. mtsweat says:

    Love this man’s wisdom!

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  2. C.J. Penn says:

    I like to think that Jesus saved me for eternity and His Spirit saves me from myself. It’s the Holy Spirit within me that energizes me to want to obey. I’d be miserable without the Spirit.

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  3. I really like this part:

    Not hoping to get to Heaven as a reward for your actions, but inevitably wanting to act in a certain way because a first faint gleam of Heaven is already inside you.

    As long as we remain here should we believe that there is no heaven nor hell.

    but inevitably (must) to act in a certain way because a first faint gleam of (God) is already inside you.”

    Sorry for the mixture

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    • I like that part, too.

      I have actually been friends with people who didn’t believe in hell. Sadly enough, I’m guessing one day, they might actually find out firsthand.

      As you know, of course, being good won’t get anyone to heaven but if we believe in all Jesus did for us, we should want and choose to shine our light and help others unselfishly. To follow Jesus is also to try to be like him and he was a friend and helper to all who needed him. Some didn’t realize they needed him.

      No need for sorry, my friend. I love what you had to say! 🙂

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