December 9, 2010

A Taste of CS Lewis

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:32 pm by Steve

CS Lewis is without a doubt my favorite writer. Notice I did not say my favorite Christian writer as if that made him a lesser author. CS Lewis’ keen mind and use of allegory and clarity of storytelling revealed so much about the nature of God, myself and the world I live in that I scarce would have discover much of it on my own in 10 lifetimes. I owe so much of my faith journey to him for allowing me to see the world through his eyes and see the Kingdom of God for myself.

From the “The Case for Christianity”

  • Whenever you find a man who says he doesn’t believe in a real Right and Wrong, you will find the same man going back on this a moment later.”
  • “This year, or this month, or, more likely, this very day, we have failed to practice ourselves the kind of behavior we expect from other people.”
  • “Human beings, all over the earth, have this curious idea that they ought to behave in a certain way, and can’t really get rid of it.”
  • “Safety and happiness can only come from individuals, classes, and nations being honest and fair and kind to each other.”
  • “Reality, in fact, is always something you couldn’t have guessed. That’s one of the reasons I believe Christianity. It’s a religion you couldn’t have guessed.”
  • “Badness is only spoiled goodness.”
  • “God has landed on this enemy-occupied world in human form…The perfect surrender and humiliation was undergone by Christ: perfect because He was God, surrender and humiliation because He was man.”
  • “Now is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance. It won’t last forever. We must take it or leave it.”
  • “It is in the process of being worshipped that God communicates His presence to men.”

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