Relevant Magazine’s very funny & eloquent Tyler Huckabee wrote on C.S. Lewis today as we near 50 years since his death. Lewis’ thoughts almost never cease to make me stop for a few moments and feel floored by his so simple brilliance.
If anyone thinks that Christians regard unchastity as the supreme vice, he is quite wrong. The sins of the flesh are bad, but they are the least bad of all sins. All the worst pleasures are purely spiritual: the pleasure of putting other people in the wrong, of bossing and patronising and spoiling sport, and backbiting; the pleasures of power, of hatred. For there are two things inside me, competing with the human self which I must try to become. They are the Animal self, and the Diabolical self. The Diabolical self is the worse of the two. That is why a cold, self-righteous prig who goes regularly to church may be far nearer to hell than a prostitute. But, of course, it is better to be neither.
Definitely take a look at Tyler’s post and the rest of a compilation of 10 of Lewis’ brilliant quips.