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What Really Matters

C. S. Lewis

It is hard to have patience with people who say “There is no death” or “Death doesn’t matter.” There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn’t matter.

——C. S. Lewis

Sometimes it is very difficult to determine what really matters in a given situation. We are so tempted to say that something doesn’t matter when it is important of us. Such statements are made out of self-preservation, and/or fear of being hurt. Perhaps the greatest fear that anyone has is that of death. That makes death, and more precisely what happens after death, the ultimate fright. Lewis is addressing man’s want to deny that which frightens him the most. He concludes that the refusal to do so is the height of ignorance. Christianity and the grace of Jesus allows us to embrace our fears and lean on the everlasting love of our God.

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