Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lewis on the Psalms

The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express that same delight in God which made David dance… I am comparing it with the merely dutiful “church-going” and laborious “saying our prayers” to which most of us are, thank God not always, but often, reduced. Against that it stands out as something astonishingly robust, virile, and spontaneous; something we may regard with an innocent envy and may hope to be infected by as we read.

- C. S. Lewis, Reflections on the Psalms chapter 4, "The Fair Beauty of the Lord"

No comments: