Less is more

Posted: December 20, 2006 in Theo/Philo

 bricks.jpgI must give fair warning to anyone reading this post -What follows may offend.Its just that I want to say “Happy Christmas!”

A time originally set aside to remember as C.S.Lewis puts it, the grand miracle-the descent of God into man.I have been dipping into C.S.Lewis’s book ‘God in the Dock’, heres an excerpt regarding Gods descent into human form in order to raise up Humanity:

‘One has the picture of a strong man trying to lift a very big,complicated burden.He stoops down and gets himself right under it so that he himself disappears;and then he straightens his back and moves off with the whole thing swaying on his shoulders.Or else one has the picture of a diver, stripping off garment after garment, making himself naked, then flashing for a moment in the air, and then down through the green, and warm, and sunlit water into the pitch black, cold, freezing water, down into the mud and slime, then up again, his lungs bursting, back again to the green and warm and sunlit water,and then at last out into the sunshine, holding in his hand the dripping thing he went down to get. This thing is human nature; but associated with it, all nature, the new universe.’

Philippians 2 verses 5-7

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
but made himself nothing,
taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.


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