Chesterton, Lewis and Tolkien on life

C.S. Lewis from his book "The Silver Chair"

If you are thirsty, come and drink." "Are you not thirsty?" said the Lion. "I'm dying of thirst," said Jill. "Then drink," said the Lion. "Will you promise not to do anything to me, if I do come?" said Jill. "I make no promise," said the Lion. "I daren't come and drink," said Jill. "Then you will die of thirst," said the Lion. "Oh, dear!" said Jill, coming another step nearer. "I suppose I must go and look for another stream then." "There is no other stream," said the Lion.

J. R. R. Tolkien, Letter to Michael Tolkien, March 1941

"Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul-mate is the one you are actually married to."

G. K.Chesterton

"Let your religion be less a theory and more of a love affair." Chesterton reminds us that true religion is a passion for God. "At stake in this is the fact that the things we are called to do in Lent are not meant to change the world; they are first meant to change us."


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