this could be the saddest dusk i ever seen turn to a miracle, high alive my mind is racing, as it always will my hands tired, my heart aches i'm half a world away

Thursday, December 01, 2005

From the book "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis

I am reading "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis again and I just came across one of my favorite paragraphs...

I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: "I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept His claims to be God." That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic - on a level with a man who says he is a poached egg - or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a Demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about Him being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.