22 July 2020

Luther and Lewis

Thus it is true that, because of the sacrament [of Baptism], he is pure and free from all sin, but as this is not yet perfected and he is still living in sinful flesh, he is not yet free from sin or pure from all things, but has begun to be made pure and innocent.—Martin Luther, Sacrament of Holy Baptism, 1519

[For St. Mary Magdalene] The precious alabaster box which one must break over the Holy Feet is one’s heart. Easier said than done. And the contents become perfume only when broken. While they are safe inside, they are more like sewage.—C. S. Lewis, Business of Heaven, p. 187.

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