Sunday, August 05, 2012

Christianity is the story of how the rightful
king has landed, you might say landed in
disguise, and is calling us all to take part in
a great campaign of sabotage.

-C. S. Lewis


Rachael said...

I'm loving this quote.

Lowen said...

NT Wright echoes this sentiment in his unusual (and refreshingly unabrasive) exegesis of Matthew 13:13-14 ("seeing they will not see, and hearing they will not hear). He argues that Jesus was making a statement about the necessity of being covert because of the political/cultural/spiritual nature of the "campaign of sabotage" he was leading.

Alternately, modern day Calvinists often site this verse as proof that God willfully sends people to hell.

I like N.T. Wright's interpretation / hermeneutic.