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.