C.S. Lewis on “Pride”

From Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
Chapter titled “The Great Sin” – p. 108 in Collier

I now come to that part of Christian morals where they differ most sharply from all other morals. There is one vice of which no man in the world is free; which every one in the world loathes when he sees it in someone else; and of which hardly any people, except Christians, ever imagine that they are guilty themselves. I have heard people admit that they are bad-tempered, or that they cannot keep their heads about girls or drink, or even that they are cowards. I do not think I have ever heard anyone who was not a Christian accuse himself of this vice. And at the same time I have very seldom met anyone, who was not a Christian, who showed the slightest mercy to it in others. There is no fault which makes a man more unpopular, and no fault which we are more unconscious of in ourselves. And the more we have it ourselves, the more we dislike it in others. Continue reading

Favorite Lewis Quote #12 – Seekers

“‘You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you’, said the Lion.” – The Silver Chair

The Evangelical church, especially of late, loves to use the term “seekers” when referring to those particular unbelievers who are interested in hearing about Christianity. Willow Creek and Emergent churches alike, love the terms: “Seeker Driven Worship”, “Seeker Sensitive Ministry”, “Seeker Friendly”, “Open to Seekers”. It sounds cool. I like the feel of it personally. I would love to believe that people are seeking – “We’re just seeking a church,bro…seeking the truth…just seeking in the hopes that someone will tell us what we long to hear.

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C.S. Lewis said, and I quote…

In keeping with my former post on why I love C.S. Lewis, here are a few of my favorite Lewis-isms.

12. “‘You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you’, said the Lion.”

11. “In a circle of true Friends each man is simply what he is: stands for nothing but himself. No one cares twopence about any one else’s family, profession, class, income, race, or previous history…That is the kingliness of Friendship.We meet like sovereign princes of independent states, abroad, on neutral ground, freed from our contexts.”

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