Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Two on Jesus's Teaching

Yet it is, perhaps, idle to speak here of spirit and letter. There is almost no "letter" in the words of Jesus. Taken by a literalist, He will always prove the most elusive of teachers. Systems cannot keep up with that darting illumination. No net less wide than a man's whole heart, nor less fine of mesh than love, will hold the sacred Fish.
~C.S. Lewis, Reflections on the Psalms, (1958)

The hard sayings of our Lord are wholesome to those only who find them hard.
~C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock, "Dangers of National Repentance" (1940)


On this day:

1933 Warren Lewis receives the first volume of the Lewis family papers (1850 - 1930) back from the bindery. He had sorted and typed it all with the encouragement of his brother Jack.

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