Christianity, Religion and Comfort by CS Lewis

The words below are taken from Mere Christianity by CS Lewis.   

"The Christian religion is, in the long run, a thing of unspeakable comfort. But it does not begin in comfort; it begins in dismay. In religion, as in war and everything else, comfort is the one thing you cannot get by looking for it. If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end: if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth - only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin with and, in the end, despair. Most of us got over the pre-war wishful thinking about international politics. It is the time we did the same about religion.

Note: "Pre-war wishful thinking" refers to the wishful thinking of Great Britain about Germany prior to WWII.  Mere Christianity is a collection of the Radio Talks of CS Lewis to the British people in 1942, 1943, and 1944.  Stay tuned for more!  


"C.S. Lewis is the ideal persuader for the half-convinced, for the good man who would like to be a Christian but finds his intellect getting in the way" NY Times Book Review