Saturday, June 27, 2009

So full of life


"[Athanasius'] approach to miracles is badly needed today, for it is the final answer to those who object to them as 'arbitrary and meaningless violations of the laws of Nature.' They are here shown to be rather the re-telling in capital letters of the same message which Nature writes in her crabbed cursive hand, the very operations one would expect of Him who was so full of life that when He wished to die He had to 'borrow death from others.'"

C. S. Lewis, Introduction to St. Athanasius on the Incarnation, page 9.