05 August 2010

The Real Thing Is Irresistible

How little people know who think that holiness is dull. When one meets the real thing (and perhaps, like you, I have met it only once) it is irresistible. If even 10% of the world's population had it, would not the whole world be converted and happy before a year's end?
--C. S. Lewis in a 1953 letter to an American woman suffering both financial and physical hardships (Letters to an American Lady, 19)


Josh Lawrenz said...

Thanks for the word from Lewis today and for your encouraging and truth-filled thoughts on this blog. It has been wonderful reading it in the past. It was neat meeting you earlier today as well.

Dane Ortlund said...

So good to meet you Josh! Bless you.