Monday, October 3, 2011

CS Lewis -- Annotation on Philippians 4:4

My own idea, for what it is worth, is that all sadness which is not either arising from the repentance of a concrete sin and hastening towards concrete amendment or restitution, or else arising from pity and hastening to active assistance, is simply bad; and I think we all sin by needlessly disobeying the apostolic injunction to ‘rejoice’ as much as by anything else.

--C. S. Lewis
(note that adverb "needlessly"; he isn't talking about chronic or acute depression, or chronic or acute grief for a loss). 

for more:

Joy is Something You Decide to Do

and remember to keep praying for Kim

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