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alleged quote

alleged quote

Postby Max » 31 Dec 2007, 13:38

I recently ran across the following quote and it was attributed to Lewis. Can anyone help me identify the source it came from if it is indeed Lewis?

Thanks, Max

Lying at your feet is your dog. Imagine, for the moment, that your dog and every dog is in deep distress. Some of us love dogs very much. If it would help all the dogs in the world to become like men, would you be willing to become a dog? Would you put down your human nature, leave your loved ones, your job, hobbies, your art and literature and music, and choose instead of the intimate communion with your beloved, the poor substitute of looking into the beloved's face and wagging your tail, unable to smile or speak? Christ by becoming man limited the thing which to Him was the most precious thing in the world; his unhampered, unhindered communion with the Father.

--C.S. Lewis
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Postby Sven » 31 Dec 2007, 19:29

Welcome, Max!

I don't think it is Lewis, though I can't guarantee it. The only illustration of that type I can think that he made was suggesting that we imagine being a slug or a crab. (In Mere Christianity book IV)
Rat! he found breath to whisper, shaking. Are you afraid?
Afraid? murmured the Rat, his eyes shining with unutterable love.
Afraid! Of Him? O, never, never! And yet -- and yet -- O, Mole, I am afraid!
Then the two animals, crouching to the earth, bowed their heads and did worship.
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