God is a Dynamic Dance of Three Divine Persons

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.