I, like a great number of modern Christians, adore the works of C.S. Lewis. To my shame, I have not studied all that Lewis wrote. No, I have only dove into “Mere Christianity” and “A Grief Observed,” both of which led me into areas of thought and belief I had not experienced before. It as if Lewis taught me personally — and I know many of you feel that way, too.
Lewis is perhaps the most universally cherished modern Christian writer, having some detractors but not many. In some ways, “Mere Christianity” is a rite of passage, a great digging into the core of our faith in ways most of us hadn’t experienced before. It’s wonderful.
There are many, many quotes from Lewis that made an impact on me. I will likely write about many more of them in time, but today this one is worth sitting on.
Faith, in the sense in which I am here using the word, is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
We can unpack that in a variety of ways, and I’d caution you to not dwell too much on any one part. The main takeaway for me, right now? Moods change. Emotions change. We must hang on.