Friday, October 4, 2019

107. Man or Rabbit?

One of CS Lewis' most inspiring essays is entitled "Man or Rabbit?" in which he addresses the question: "Can’t you lead a good life without believing in Christianity?' A video was made to illustrate the talk, which is worth a watch...


"Morality is indispensable: 
but the Divine Life, which gives itself to us and which calls us to be Gods, 
intends for us something in which morality will be swallowed up. 
We are to be re-made. 
All the rabbit in us is to disappear - the worried, conscientious, ethical rabbit as well as the cowardly and sensual rabbit. 
We shall bleed and squeal as the handfuls of fur come out; and then, surprisingly, we shall find underneath it all a thing we have never yet imagined: 
a real Man, an ageless God, a son of God, strong, radiant, wise, beautiful, and drenched in joy."

Here is a link to the full text.