clive staples (jack) lewis
yep, his friends called him jack.
in june of 1910 lewis left the wynard school in watford and was enrolled as a boarding
as a teenager, lewis learned to love poetry, especially the works of virgil and homer.
he also developed an interest in modern languages, mastering french, german, and italian.
several things in this chapter stood out , as in the closing paragraph where jack is
speaking about when people call Jesus a great human teacher, and how Jesus has not
left that option open to us.
what really hit my heart though, was in the third paragraph
that contains this sentence about free will:
“Because free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes
possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.”
which leads into the part about God knowing what happens when anyone chooses to use
their freedom in the wrong way. and the part about putting the self first, wanting to be the
center, wanting to be God.
there are a lot of important points in this chapter, beyond the few that i’ve touched upon.
again…jack’s writing is packed to the brim, with no wasted words.