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…on the Temporary Importance of Fear

“Perfect love, we know, casteth out fear [1 John 4:18]. But so do several other things — ignorance, alcohol, passion, presumption, and stupidity.

It is very desirable that we should all advance to that perfection of love in which we shall fear no longer; but it is very undesirable, until we have reached that stage, that we should allow any inferior agent to cast out our fear.” (“The World’s Last Night” in C. S. Lewis: Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces, 51) via C. S. Lewis on the Temporary Importance of Fear – Desiring God.

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