The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses - The Weight of Glory Summary & Analysis

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Lewis begins this sermon by pointing out the progressively negative slant of Christian virtues. He claims that the current virtue of unselfishness should actually be love. Such discussions of semantics frequently appear within Lewis's sermons.

To expand on these thoughts, Lewis points out that Biblical self-denial carries with it the consequence of doing good for others, namely Christ. He then proceeds to point out another contradiction.

Human desires, often thought too strong, are actually too weak, seeking temporary fulfillment due to shortsightedness. For example, one may think that giving in to lust signifies a strong emotion. In fact, one is actually settling for a lesser emotion, lust, instead of the truer emotion, love.

After establishing these principles by refuting common misconceptions, Lewis explores motivations for doing good in the Christian life. Though some motivations seem to be "mercenary," proper...

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