Monday, July 13, 2015

Well Said: There are traps everywhere

In reading Chesterton, as in reading MacDonald, I did not know what I was letting myself in for. A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. There are traps everywhere — "Bibles laid open, millions of surprises," as Herbert says, "fine nets and stratagems." God is, if I may say it, very unscrupulous.”
C.S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy
I see that attitude a lot, beginning with St. Augustine. It's one of the reasons why I'm surprised that God snared me without any reading at all.

Of course, it didn't take long before he was peppering me with reading that carried me further and further under his influence. It began before my confirmation with a gift from my sweet godmother, Aunt C.B. who sent me Rome, Sweet Home by Scott Hahn. Thank you, Aunt C.B.!

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