And that, by the way, is perhaps the most important difference between Christianity and all other religions: that in Christianity God is not a static thing– (
not even a person–but a dynamic , pulsating activity), (but a dynamic, pulsating activity of three persons, who together comprise a perfectly glorious and loving divine life that is) almost a kind of drama. Almost, if you will not think me irreverent, a kind of dance.” (C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, p. 152, my strike through and addition)
In keeping with my thoughts on Gospel Life as a circle dance around Christ, I thought I would post this good quote by C.S. Lewis. However, I do wish he had worked on his thought just a bit more. When he says that God is not a static thing I want to shout “Yes!” But then, in his efforts to improve that thought, he says that God is “not even a person.” I think he goes off the biblical map here. It’s as if he says, “God is not a static thing, He’s a dynamic thing.” The movement from static to dynamic is good. That he leaves God as a “thing” or “pulsating activity” is not so good. I re-wrote the quote the way I wish Lewis had written it.