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Question on Quote from Letters to an American Lady

Question on Quote from Letters to an American Lady

Postby lisa » 03 Nov 2006, 06:05

I'm curious as to thoughts about why Lewis insisted that holiness was not dull in Letters to an American Lady ("How little people know who think that holiness is dull").

Re: Question on Quote from Letters to an American Lady

Postby Leslie » 03 Nov 2006, 12:37

Hi Lisa!

I think Lewis may have been thinking of the common mistaken perception that Christians, living a life of self-denial, do not have fun or take pleasure in life.
"What are you laughing at?"
"At myself. My little puny self," said Phillipa.
--Rumer Godden, In This House of Brede
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Postby A#minor » 03 Nov 2006, 14:57

There's the common idea that perfection is boring. But I think Lewis realized that people who are holy are not perfect; they are complete. And whole people are the most interesting people I know. I know a lot of people who are only half a person, and they are always searching for something to fill up that void. Holy people are whole because they have Christ filling up their voids, and consequently they are much more fun to be around.
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