27 July 2020

Luther and Lewis

“Of course, in the Old Testament it had been imposed and commanded that everyone should give a tenth of all their income. How much more should we Christians do that which is most necessary—moreover, no one on earth gives or does anything for it—that Christ’s kingdom may remain build!” —Martin Luther, Sermon for 7th Sunday after Trinity AE 78:256

[Screwtape]: I am credibly informed that young humans now sometimes suppress an incipient taste for classical music or good literature because it might prevent their Being Like Folks; that people who would really wish to be—and are offered the Grace which would enable them to be—honest, chaste, or temperate refuse it. To accept might make them Different, might offend against the Way of Life, taken them out of Togetherness, impair their integration with the Group. They might (horror of horrors!) become individuals.—C. S. Lewis, Business of Heaven, p. 191.

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