7 Responses to CS Lewis on Prayer and Evolution

  • Then the song! Your song comes forth. Its a peace and joy that springs up and can not be contained. Its true that you can not give what you dont have, so the song that is inside you suddenly is realized and bursts out. When my conversion experience took place in 2000, I couldnt believe the talents that I have and then used to help share the message. Prison ministry, Elder care, and religious Ed all waiting for the song to sing.
    Prayer is communication with God. Thank you Jesus.

  • I am a huge fan of C. S Lewis and reference him often, including this soliloquy, lecture, sermonette, whatever you call it. I reference it because when bible discourse becomes bible discord, the the problem is often, I think, with time, as humans conceive it, and reconciling it with bible verse. My image is of a picture which represents an event, such as my life from beginning to end. We as humans can see only the point where we are, the point currently being painted. We can only remember, and that very imperfectly, the points of the picture already painted, and our future is the unpainted canvas. The end of our life represents the completion of the painting. Yet to God each point of color is available anytime he cares to see it. I don’t claim to be C. S. Lewis’ intellectual equal, but I like my analogy better than his.

    I really intended to make a technical point, which I can’t verify at the moment as my copy of MC momentarily available. In the paragraph where he returned to his main subject, you quoted:

    “I was pointing out last time that the Christian life is simply a process of having your natural self changed into a Christ self, and that this process goes on very far in time.”

    I believe that should be “very far inside.” Miner correction, but important to understanding. Within the context of the talk, that makes more sense, as he is switching from time/timelessness to human abdication of self to God, which happens very deep inside. My hearing is not good, but if you listen carefully I think you will agree.


  • Thank you so much for the post. I’d really love to sit and read through the whole thing in one sitting and have my son read it too, but the red font–please take pity on our eyes.

    Thank you!

  • I agree. Red is bad. Can’t you do purple or something?

  • I will consider it, although I have been putting quoted materials in red for a very long time, probably because I find red on white easier to read than black on white. I might experiment with some shade of blue on white.

  • The blue works quite well. I would recommend it from now on.