Thursday, August 11, 2011

UK factory workers ask C.S. Lewis questions (part 15)

This question concludes this run through some of the questions posed to C.S. Lewis on April 18, 1944 by workers at the Electric and Musical Industries Ltd., in Hayes, Middlesex. EMI as it is known today is probably best known for its recording studios at Abbey Road,EMI record quality control London where the Beatles recorded their music. Lewis was very concerned about these factory workers who in his estimation had such repetitive, boring jobs.

If it is true that one has only to want God enough in order to find Him, how can I make myself want Him enough to enable myself to find Him?

If you don’t want God, why are you so anxious to want to want Him? I think that in reality the want is a real one, and I should say that this person has in fact found God, although it may not be fully recognized yet. We are not always aware of things at the time they happen. At any rate, what is more important is that God has found this person, and that is the main thing.

"Answers to Questions on Christianity," God in the Dock (Eerdmans: 1970) 62.

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