And then came the morning

He has risen just as he said.

C.S. Lewis, a popular British theologian, said, “I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.’ That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic – on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg – or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.” (C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity)
Good old Clive Staples Lewis, one of the Inklings, wrote a lot of profound things, didn’t he?

This was a good day, though bittersweet because we had to say goodbye to Sophie, our granddaughter. She moves to the Chicago area on Tuesday. We had a great time with her today, playing cards, eating lemon cake and hunting Easter eggs. At five years old, I’m not sure if she will remember this time with her aunts, uncles and grandparents, but it will be a cherished memory for me. Stay tuned and I’ll share a couple of pictures of her in her Easter finery later this week.

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