Sunday, November 30, 2014

The ordinary Christian as an anti-King Ozeymandus

"If individuals live only seventy years, then a state, or a nation, or a civilization, which may last for a thousand years, is more important than an individual. But if Christianity is true, then the invidual is not only more important but incomparably more important, for he is everlasting and the life of a state or a civilzation, comared with his, is only a moment." (CS Lewis, Mere Christianity, 73)

1 comment:

Danny Dowell said...

Thanks for the quote. I always enjoy how Lewis writes so memorably what should be obvious but is easy to forget. It is easy at times to focus too much on where people are rather than where they could be or who they might become.