Something Beyond

I think all Christians would agree with me if I said that though Christianity seems at first to be all about morality, all about duties and rules and guilt and virtue, yet it leads you on, out of all that, into something beyond. One has a glimpse of a country where they do not talk of those things, except perhaps as a joke. Every one there is filled full with what we should call goodness as a mirror is filled with light. But they do not call it goodness. They do not call it anything. They are not thinking of it. They are too busy looking at the source from which it comes. But this is near the stage where the road passes over the rim of our world. No one’s eyes can see very far beyond that: lots of people’s eyes can see further than mine.

-CS Lewis, Mere Christianity

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2 thoughts on “Something Beyond

    • Yes- here again is the scent of that air that comes from men who seek another country, that of true Christianity. Lewis said somewhere that perhaps true Christians could recognize each other at a glance, from across the room. But this is, as I also believe, the way a real Christian would talk… And you always see what is important to people by where the twinkle comes into their eyes, and by what really moves them.

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