April 29, 2008

Good ol' Clive

"We all want progress. But progress means getting nearer to the place where you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer. If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man."

- C. S. lewis, Mere Christianity

That's it. I just like that. To couch the idea of repentance (though, admittedly, that's not necessarily what Lewis is talking about; I'm taking the quotation for my own purpose) in terms of paths and motion strikes me as pretty accurate.

Posted by timf at April 29, 2008 03:57 PM

Tim I love this quote. I've been reading "The Four Loves" and I love that Lewis challenges the commonly accepted idea nearness is likeness. Although that is sometimes the case it is in no way the hard and fast rule. This quote also challenges that idea.

This guy knew where it was at

Posted by: Stephen at April 30, 2008 08:13 AM
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