Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Living with Lewis: Confessions

"If ever the book which I am not going to write is written it must be the full confession by Christendom of Christendom's specific contribution to the sum of human cruelty and treachery. Large areas of 'the World' will not hear us till we have publicly disowned much of our past. Why should they? We have shouted the name of Christ and enacted the service of Moloch."                                                                                                                     -C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves 30.
 I hope that someday this book will be written. The Church and those of us who follow Christ have much to apologize for. Even if we ourselves did not commit the wrong, those who have called themselves Christian have done incredible evil in the name of Christ. So now we must seek to right the wrong and to truly represent the one whose name we bear.

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