Saturday, May 23, 2009

Something to ponder

Faith, in the sense in which I am here using the word, is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.  For moods will change, whatever view your reason takes.  I know that by experience......That is why faith is such a necessary virtue:  unless you teach your moods "where they get off," you can never be either a sound Christian or even a sound atheist, but just a creature dithering to and fro, with its beliefs really dependent on the weather and the state of its digestion."  (C.S. Lewis, "Mere Christianity")


Tracy said...

C.S. Lewis was a deep well of wisdom.

pam said...

I'm trying to get to know C.S. Lewis better by reading his daily devotional, with excerpts from his various books.