Saturday, May 10, 2008

CS Lewis Quote

I got this quote off of the site listed below for the band Sixpence None the Richer.
Not sure if this was the quote a friend of mine was looking for, but I think it's worth sharing.

First off, many of you may be asking, "What's the deal with the name Sixpence None The Richer?" The band's name comes from this passage in C.S. Lewis' book Mere Christianity:

Every faculty you have, your power of thinking or of moving your limbs from moment to moment, is given to you by God. If you devoted every moment of your whole life exclusively to His service you could not give Him anything that was not in a sense His own already. So that when we talk of a man doing anything for God or giving anything to God, I will tell you what it is really like. It is like a small child going to his father and saying, 'Daddy, give me sixpence to buy you a birthday present.' Of course, the father does, and he is pleased with the child's present. It is all very nice and proper, but only an idiot would think that the father is sixpence to the good on the transaction. When a man has made these two discoveries, God can really get to work. It is after this that real life begins. The man is awake now...

Blessings and Grace,
Love and Laughter,

1 comment:

Carrie said...

Seriously, not to be weird, I was just saying this same thing. I can't help but think it is cool that someone else believe so too, bonus, it is C.S.Lewis.

ok, didn't really achieve that not sounding weird thing. oh well, gave it a good try.