The Four Loves - Charity Summary & Analysis

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Charity Summary and Analysis

Lewis talks of a garden and the fact that it requires the care and work of a gardener. However, he points out that the gardener's contributions are not nearly as significant as those of nature. Lewis refers to the original Garden and says that God not only provided the garden, but he provided the desire to work that garden. Lewis then says that it seems likely the people of today would be more interested than ever in working in the garden because the soil has gone "sour" and weeds flourish. Then Lewis turns his discussion to one he says he has been avoiding—natural loves as compared to a person's love for God. Lewis indicates that it's usually not a question of whether a person loves "a human Other" more or God, because most people simply have trouble reaching high...

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