Tuesday, May 17, 2005

On the Unity of the Church

It is at her centre, where her truest children dwell, that each communion is really closest to every other in spirit, if not in doctrine. And this suggests at the centre of each there is something, or a Someone, who against all divergences of belief, all differences of temperament, all memories of mutual persecution, speaks with the same voice.
~C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, Preface (1952)

The time is always ripe for a re-union. Divisions between Christians are a sin and a scandal, and Christians ought at all times to be making contributions toward re-union, if it is only by their prayers.
~C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock, "Answers to Questions on Christianity" (1st pub. 1944)


On this day:

1931 Warren Lewis attended garrison church*, and observed that attendance was high (200 to 300 attendees) because if the soldiers refused to go they would find themselves in the guard room.

*military chapel

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