Saturday, February 12, 2011

C.S. Lewis: Reading of the Week

You may have noticed that the “daily” readings from Lewis are posted Monday to Friday. I’d like to try something new for the weekends. Let’s try it out for a few weekends and see what you all think. Reviewing the readings from the week, I’ll re-present one of them or a part of one of them on the weekend. I’d be happy to receive any suggestion as to which reading to re-publish on the weekend. Here’s a snippet from Wednesday’s reading. It really got me thinking.

What difference can we make in the lives of our friends?
Make-Friends Now the whole offer which Christianity makes is this: that we can, if we let God have His way, come to share in the life of Christ. If we do, we shall then he sharing a life which was begotten, not made, which always has existed and always will exist. Christ is the Son of God. If we share in this kind of life we also shall he sons of God. We shall love the Father as He does and the Holy Ghost will arise in us. He came to this world and became a man in order to spread to other men the kind of life He has—by what I call good infection. Every Christian is to become a little Christ. The whole purpose of becoming a Christian is simply nothing else.

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (1952; Harper Collins: 2001) 177.

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