C. S. Lewis is way cool

“The people who keep on asking if they can’t lead a decent life without Christ, don’t know what life is about; if they did they would know that ’a decent life’ is mere machinery compared with the thing we men are really made for. Morality is indispensable; but the Divine Life, which gives itself to us and which calls us to be gods, intends for us something in which morality will be swallowed up. We are to be re-made. All the rabbit in us is to disappear–the worried, conscientious, ethical rabbit as well as the cowardly and sensual rabbit. We shall bleed and squeal as the handfuls of fur come out; and then, surprisingly, we shall find underneath it all a thing we have never yet imagined: a real Man, an ageless god, a son of God, strong, radiant, wise, beautiful, and drenched in joy.”

 

C.S. Lewis, Man or Rabbit?

 

This stripping off of the flesh is precisely what happened to Eustace during an encounter with Aslan in The Voyager of the Dawn Treader, one of the Narnia books.

  • http://www.xanga.com/briansbabe94 briansbabe94

    When Eustace loses his scales and dragon skin is one of my favorite visuals in the Narnia books. I always get excited that there is something better on the inside of me and that God wants to bring it out. It’s not so exciting to live it out though….I’m learning that too.

  • http://www.xanga.com/cotaroba cotaroba

    That’s a really great C.S. Lewis quote. I wish I had something cleaver to say. I did have Rabbit Pie the other night in an English pub. It was very good and really didn’t taste anything like chicken.