Monthly Archives: March 2011

c.s. lewis on forgiveness


Some thoughts from Lewis on genuine, relentless, explicit forgiveness:

A great deal of our anxiety comes from not really believing in the forgiveness of sins, from thinking that God will not take us to himself again unless he is satisfied that some sort of case can be made out in our favor. But that would not be forgiveness at all. Real forgiveness means looking steadily at the sin, the sin that is left over without any excuse, after all allowances have been made, and seeing it in all its horror, dirt, meanness, and malice, and nevertheless being wholly reconciled to that man who has done it. That, and only that, is forgiveness, and that we can always have from God if we ask for it. -C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory