Monday, November 27, 2006

C.S. Lewis Mere Christianity quote

A bit from Mere Christianity:
“as St Paul points out, Christ never meant that we were to remain Children in intelligence: on the contrary.  He told us to be not only ‘as harmless as doves’, but also ‘as wise as serpents’.  He wants a child’s hear, but a grown-up’s head.  He wants us to be simple, single-minded, affectionate, and teachable, as good children are; but He also wants every bit of intelligence we have to be alert at its job, and in first-class fighting trim… God is no fonder of intellectual slackers than of any other slackers.  If you are thinking of becoming a Christian, I warn you, you are embarking on something which is going to take the whole of you, brains and all.  But, fortunately, it works the other way round.  Anyone who is honestly trying to be a Christian will find his intelligence being sharpened: one of the reasons why it needs no special education to be a Christian is that Christianity is an education itself.  That is why an uneducated believer like Bunyan was able to write a book that has astonished the whole world.” – C. S. Lewis
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