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C. S. Lewis on Playing a Part in Conversions (from Vanauken’s A Severe Mercy)

My feeling about people in whose conversion I have been allowed to play a part is always mixed with awe and even fear: such as a boy might feel on first being allowed to fire a rifle. The disproportion between his puny finger on the trigger and thunder and lightning which follow is alarming.

–C. S. Lewis, in a letter published in Sheldon Vanauken’s A Severe Mercy, p. 134

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About davestuartjr
Dave Stuart Jr. is a full-time teacher who writes about becoming better, saner teachers at TeachingtheCore.com. He is a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband to Crystal, and a father to Hadassah, Laura, and Marlena.

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