Do you “like” the Sermon on the Mount? by C.S. Lewis

“As to ‘caring for’ the Sermon on the Mount, if ‘caring for’ here means ‘liking’ or enjoying, I suppose no one ‘cares for’ it. Who can like being knocked flat on his face by a sledge-hammer? I can hardly imagine a more deadly spiritual condition than that of the man who can read that passage with tranquil pleasure. This is indeed to be ‘at ease in Zion’ (Amos 6:1).”

–C.S. Lewis, “Rejoinder to Dr. Pittenger” in God In The Dock, ed. by Walter Hooper. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1970), p. 182.

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