Notable and Quotable

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

Posted in Christology, Theology

5 comments on “Notable and Quotable

  1. R. Eric Sawyer says:

    A remarkable gift of clarity!

  2. Kate S says:

    Which book is that from??

  3. CharlesB says:

    Guessing, but probably Mere Christianity. I’ll Google it.

  4. CharlesB says:

    I Googled it for while but found only more references to the same quote without identifying the source, only CS Lewis. It might have come from one of his sermons or radio programs.

  5. Ed the Roman says:

    That passage is not in Mere Christianity.