04 June, 2008

A Thought for the Ages



"Another interesting point was that we should be glad that the early Christians expected the second coming and the end of the world quite soon: For if they had known that they were founding an organisation for centuries they would certainly have organised it to death: believing that they were merely making provisional arrangements for a year or so, they left it free to live."

--C.S. Lewis recounting an excellent, if dryly humorous, point from a sermon by Wilfrid Savage Thomas, in a letter to his brother dated Christmas Day 1931.

2 comments:

throughtheveil said...

Beautiful!

(by the way, I've addressed this similarly as well).

Anonymous said...

I love the picture that you have with this post. I visited Italy years and years ago and this looks like one of the homes I visited there in the village of Alberobello.