The Search For Truth In S. Lewis Mere Christianity

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If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair (Lewis, 20). Many students pursue a higher education in the search of comfort: to secure a well-paying occupation that will enable them to live a life of luxury or relative ease. In Mere Christianity, Lewis states that such a shallow perspective on the purpose of education can only lead one into despair. Education is the means by which truth is revealed, by which higher levels of thinking are introduced so that one may further understand the truths the universe has to offer. Lewis implies that, perhaps, truth is the only essential comfort. The Christian faith has a diverse spectrum of variances, but…show more content…
I feasted instead on the spectacle of ideal drawings, which I saw in the dark – all the work of my own hands. (Bronte, 103)
Although she lacks many every day comforts, education provided her with the comfort of a mind occupied with romantic visions of the knowledge she had attained. Lewis ' point is further reinforced by this portrayal of truth inspiring an ill and starving child to make the most out of her stay at Lowood with grace and determination. Despair awaits those who disregard the worth of knowledge. Truth can sustain us in the worst of times, in ways that a hot meal and silk sheets never could. When we seek the truth, we not only gain a better understanding of the world in which we live, we inevitably grow closer to God. Although Lowood would be condemned by many Christian schools today, it was not amiss in its aim. While Lowood 's methods may have been questionable at best, the education Jane garnered there transformed her into a woman capable of handling all circumstances in
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