Three on Miracles
The miracles in fact are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.
~C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock, "Miracles" (1942)
I am in no way committed to the assertion that God has never worked miracles through and for Pagans or never permitted created supernatural beings to do so.
~C.S. Lewis, Miracles, Chapter 15 (1947)
You are probably quite right in thinking that you will never see a miracle done:...They come on great occasions: they are found at the great ganglions of history--not of political or social history, but of that spiritual history which cannot be fully known by men. If your own life does not happen to be near one of those ganglions, how should you expect to see one? If we were heroic missionaries, apostles, or martyrs, it would be a different matter. But why you or I? Unless you live near a railway, you will not see trains go past your windows. How likely is it that you or I will be present when a peace-treaty is signed, when a great scientific discovery is made, when a dictator commits suicide? That we should see a miracle is even less likely. Nor, if we understand, shall we be anxious to do so. "Nothing almost sees miracles but misery." Miracles and martyrdoms tend to bunch about the same areas of history--areas we have naturally no wish to frequent.
~C.S. Lewis, Miracles, Chapter 17 (1947)
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1930 C.S. Lewis moves to Headington.