In Gethsemane it is essential Freedom that is asked to be bound, unwearied control to throw up the sponge. Life itself to die.--The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, Volume 2 (Cambridge University Press, 2004), 268
Ordinary men have not been so much in love with life as is usually supposed: small as their share of it is they have found it too much to bear without reducing a large portion of it as nearly to non-life as they can: we love drugs, sleep, irresponsibility, amusement, are more than half in love with easeful death--if only we could be sure it wouldn't hurt!
Only He who really lived a human life (and I presume that only one did) can fully taste the horror of death.
04 March 2012
Only One Could Fully Taste Death
In August 1939 C. S. Lewis wrote a fascinating letter to his friend Owen Barfield concerning the incarnation. At one point Lewis said:
Posted by Dane Ortlund at Sunday, March 04, 2012