Friday, July 17, 2015

A little C.S. Lewis

I have been working my way through the book "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis the last few weeks.  Although it was written back in 1943 it is still relevant as ever, because Christianity is always relevant, no matter what age we live in.  No matter if you are a peasant girl living in 17th century Europe, a tribesman living in 8th century Africa, or a stay at home mom living in 21st century America, you have to wonder at some point, "what is my purpose on this earth?"

C.S. Lewis does a great job of explaining Christianity in this book.  He explains hard subjects in a very down to earth way that makes sense.  I would highly recommend it. The following is a quote from the book that I really liked--

"I think all Christians would agree with me if I said that though Christianity seems at first to be all about morality, all about duties and rules and guilt and virtue, yet it leads you on, out of all that, into something beyond.  One has a glimpse of a country where they do not talk of those things, except perhaps as a joke.  Everyone there is filled full with what we should call goodness as a mirror is filled with light.  But they do not call it goodness.  They do not call it anything.  They are not thinking of it.  They are too busy looking at the source from which it comes.  But this is near the stage where the road passes over the rim of our world.  No one's eyes can see very far beyond that: lots of people's eyes can see farther than mine."

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