Put your heart aside

“Put your heart aside.
Duty comes first.
But when fulfilling your duty, put your heart into it.
It helps.”

St. Josemaria Escriva

(a summer evening at a beach / Julie Cook / 20210

“In the old days, when there was less education and discussion,
perhaps it was possible to get on with a very few simple ideas about God.
But it is not so now. Everyone reads, everyone hears things discussed.
Consequently, if you do not listen to Theology,
that will not mean that you have no ideas about God.
It will mean that you have a lot of wrong ones—bad,
muddled, out-of-date ideas. For a great many of the ideas about God
which are trotted out as novelties today are simply
the ones which real Theologians tried centuries ago and rejected.”

C. S. Lewis, p. 155
An Excerpt From
Mere Christianity

3 comments on “Put your heart aside

  1. bcparkison says:

    Truer words were never spoken.

  2. Tricia says:

    Love me some C.S. Lewis to start my day. Cool night shot too. 🙂

  3. sklyjd says:

    “In the old days, when there was less education and discussion,”

    This was true in regards to both theological and knowledge of everything but I believe that is the only part the great writer Lewis got right in this quote.

    Theology has not changed, the stories and traditions are basically exactly the same today but likely more complicated than when they were created but the general knowledge of our world has increased dramatically.

    We have the massive advancement in both scientific knowledge and increased educational opportunities that have accumulated mostly over the last two hundred years, this has cost all religions dearly in a decline of power especially in first world industrialised countries.

    As there is now more freedom of thought there are answers that explain what we experience in the light of reality without any supernatural input.

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