Generosity in quotes: C. S. Lewis

“I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare. In other words, if our expenditure on comforts, luxuries, amusement, etc., is up to the standard common among those with the same income as our own, we are probably giving away too little. If our giving does not at all pinch or hamper us, I should say it is too small. There ought to be things we should like to do and cannot because our commitment to giving excludes them.”  

C. S. Lewis 2C. S. Lewis, one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, from Mere Christianity


  1. Lori Guenther Reesor says:

    Ouch! Familiar words, yet they still pack a punch. I am so often tempted to have my cake and eat it too… Do Christians spend less on “comforts, luxuries and amusements” than others with similar incomes?

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