Sunday, January 18, 2009

quote of the week: C.S. Lewis on the sacredness of humans

Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses.
C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory, 14-15, from Scot McKnight, A Companion Guide to Embracing Grace, 23

9 comments:

nAncY said...

cool quote

Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

umh - that's painful. I don't like some of my neighbors!

Ted M. Gossard said...

Yes, Nancy. The older I get, the more I realize just how much good we can receive from C.S. Lewis' writings. I need to work on that.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Susan,
Yes. I know what you mean there.

Ted M. Gossard said...

I should clarify that: I don't like all my "neighbors" either, I'm afraid.

I guess that's in part why we're told that as much as lies in us, or insofar as it's possible by us, to live in peace with everyone.

Every Square Inch said...

Ted - it's remarkably similar in theme to my quote of the week on Friday...also by CS Lewis

Peach said...

A sobering thought....lol. Delighted to meet a fellow blogger who enjoys CS Lewis.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Peach,
Yes, C.S. Lewis is definitely one of the most favorite reads of mine. But I have yet to read all he wrote. His books, of course, are not just the kind you read once, but good to reread time and again.

Thanks for stopping by, and you have a nice start to your blog.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Hey ESI, I remember seeing that after I read your comment here.