Mere Christianity

Three short quotes from our small group reading this week:
"If Christianity was something we were making up, of course we could make it easier. But it is not. We cannot compete, in simplicity, with people who are inventing religions. How could we? We are dealing with Fact. Of course anyone can be simple if he has no facts to bother about."
This makes me laugh. Read it aloud, with much expression and especial emphasis on "Of course anyone. . . ." and tell me it's not hilarious.
"If you picture Time as a straight line along which we have to travel, then you must picture God as the whole page onwhich the line is drawn."
I love this idea of the bigness of God.
"This idea has helped me a good deal. If it does not help you, leave it alone. It is a 'Christian idea' in the sense that great and wise Christians have held it and there is nothing in it contrary to Christianity. But it is not in the Bible or any of the creeds. You can be a perfectly good Christian without accepting it, or indeed without thinking of the matter at all."
This, I think, is very humble. We could do with more of Lewis' attitude. We might all get along better.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

I do love Mere Christianity. I have always enjoyed the way he writes.