I don’t know if Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis is for everybody, but it does have some really good points and ideas and images in it.
A man who changed from having Bios [natural life] to having Zoe [life in Christ] would have gone through as big a change as a statue which changed from being a carved stone to being a real man.
And that is precisely what Christianity is about. This world is a great sculptor’s shop. We are the statues and there is a rumour going round the shop that some of us are some day going to come to life.
My poor commentator that wrote all over the book before me missed some really good stuff. I think he was so set on not getting it, that even the most simple things passed right over him.
I read this part and thought about the various corrupt systems in our world.
It is easy enough to remove the particular kinds of graft or bullying that go on under the present system: but as long as men are twisters or bullies they will find some new way of carrying on the old game under the new system. You cannot make men good by law: and without good men you cannot have a good society. That is why we must go on to think of the second thing: of morality inside the individual.
I’m not done typing in my quotes. I’ll type in some more in another entry.