Every man must read the Word (Jesus) for himself. One may read it in one shape, another and another: all will be right if it be indeed the Word they read, and they read it by the lamp of obedience. He who is willing to do the will of the Father shall know the truth of the teaching of Jesus. The spirit is ‘given to them that obey him.’
The real way of mending a man’s taste is not to denigrate his present favourites but to teach him how to enjoy something better.
— C.S. Lewis, An Experiment in Criticism
For Sunday, from an account of George MacDonald preaching, reprinted in ‘Wingfold’ Spring 2017:
“Faith in God, he is careful to explain, is not faith in opinions about God. It is faith in God’s love; while the doing of what we believe to be right is the chief if not the only means of finding out–of attaining to a belief in this love.”