15 May 2008

Our Christian Duty: Happiness

C. S. Lewis, in a letter to a bereaved man:

There is great good in bearing sorrow patiently: I don't know that there is any virtue in sorrow just as such. It is a Christian duty, as you know, for everyone to be as happy as he can.

--Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis: Narnia, Cambridge, and Joy 1950-1963, 593

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