C.S. Lewis Ponders 'Praise'
The world rings with praise, readers praising their favorite poet, walkers praising the countryside, players praising their favorite game - praise of weather, dishes, actors, motors, horses, colleges, countries, historical personages, children, flowers ... even sometimes politicians and scholars.
I had not noticed how the humblest, and at the same time most balanced and immense minds praised most...
I had not noticed either that just as men spontaneously praise whatever they value, so they spontaneously urge us to join them in this praise too - "Isn't she lovely?", "Wasn't it glorious?"...
The Psalmists in telling everyone to praise God are doing what all men do when they speak of what they care about.#
I will give thanks to the Lord because of His righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High. (Psalm 7:17)
Praise is an unrestrained heart soaring high, a lifting of the lid upon the soul.
Today's Soul Snippet:
"The cross is where God forgave His children without lowering His standards". ~ Max Lucado
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#C.S. Lewis - Reflections on the Psalms (Fontana 1961) page 80