I will be posting a variety of thoughtful, humorous, insightful, faith related, provocative, and/or sentimental quotes on Sundays (more or less) from here on out. This being Easter, I have chosen one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite writers, out of one of my favorite books.
If you would like to know more about him, I encourage you to do a little further research. He’s a pretty interesting person, based on the term paper (and all of the research that went into it), I feel confident that his story won’t disappoint your curiosity.
Excerpt read by Lewis during an on air reading of Mere Christianity (YouTube – longer version of quote below)
“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”
― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
as seen on http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1069006.C_S_Lewis
Happy Easter to you.