Friday, October 1, 2010

What happens when your spiritual muscles are slack:

"This was the first thing Mark had been asked to do which he himself, before he did it, clearly knew to be criminal. But the moment of his consent almost escaped his notice; certainly, there was no struggle, no sense of turning a corner. There may have been a time in the world's history when such moments fully revealed their gravity, with witches prophesying on a blasted heath or visible Rubicons to be crossed.  But for him, it all slipped past in a chatter of laughter, of that intimate laughter between fellow professionals, which of all earthly powers is strongest to make men do very bad things before they are yet, individually, very bad men."

-That Hideous Strength, C. S. Lewis

1 comment:

  1. Not just men, either. I'm thinking how easily young people can be led astray in this same way. I do love C.S. Lewis. He sees so many things clearly, and has a gift to show them to us just as clearly, and compassionately. Thank you for posting this.

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