January 21, 2007

On Reading C. S. Lewis

I'm currently reading C. S. Lewis' essay, THE PROBLEM OF PAIN (1940) in which he explores the depths of his faith in light of the suffering he sees around him. In the essay Lewis asks: "If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?"

In the end, his spiritual quest led him to believe that much of the suffering in God's world can be traced to the evil/sinful choices people make, for which they must atone and amend for in this lifetime before achieving inner peace and a true connection to God. It's a very thought provoking essay.

Posted by Michele at January 21, 2007 06:34 PM

... maybe so.... but innocents suffer as well.... it is the age-old question, I suppose....

Posted by: Eric at January 23, 2007 08:47 PM

Your post made me think about reading this essay.

Posted by: lxromanov at January 27, 2007 03:22 AM