Sunday, November 14, 2010

Spiritual Sunday

“It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember the that dullest and most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which…you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruptions such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree, helping each other to one of other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all our dealing with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilization – these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit – immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.”
- C.S. Lewis, Joyful Christianity

3 comments:

LindsayB said...

i just finished the lion the which and the wardrobe with alli and i just love cs lewis right now.

Abby said...

Funny to see that quote come from someone outside the church. (I've heard it before, but forgot it was CS Lewis)

Marie said...

I've never heard that quote before. Very cool.