Friday, June 6

Men without Chests

"We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful." C.S. Lewis


Jason Parolini said...

Dr G-,

This arresting line from the end of Chapter 1 in "The Abolition of Man" is a sobering reminder of how any of us can hope for virtue & righteousness. SOLA FIDE!

One wonders how true education can take place when as a foundational premise there is a deliberate intention to jettison the One in whom is "hidden all the treasures of wisdom & knowledge". Or put another way, "The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord".

Welcome home world traveler.


Linda said...

Jason - I laud your comment on Lewis's sobering quote. So, thus we walk on, raising up sons and men in the fear and admonition of the Lord so that they may have chests and lead other faithful men.