Saturday, January 23, 2010

Christian Character: Temperance (Part 2)

One great piece of mischief has been done by the modern restriction of the word Temperance to the question of drink. It helps people to forget that you can be just as intemperate about lots of other things. A man who makes his golf or his motor-bicycle the centre of his life, or a woman who devotes all her thoughts to clothes or bridge or her dog, is being just as ‘intemperate’ as someone who gets drunk every evening. Of course, it does not show on the outside so easily: bridge-mania or golf-mania do not make you fall down in the middle of the road. But God is not deceived by externals. jay leno
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (1952; Harper Collins 2001) 79.

1 comment:

  1. How true, I think we all have have our addictions however minor or major they may be. There is only one answer thats helps me and that is the Christian God.