The problem with underlining in a C.S. Lewis book is similar (I said similar) to underlining Scripture. The next sentence is usually as amazing as the one you just underlined. This continues the entire time you read. It’s very hard to pick out the good bits when every bit of it is so good. One must resort to underlining and then adding stars and soon the pages are lit up like so many night skies. (That being said, I do recognize and affirm the fallibility of Lewis.) But that being true, nevertheless, for the next several Tuesdays, I want to share a few quotations from Lewis’s essay on Membership, which appears in that excellent little collection, The Weight of Glory.
We’ll start with a short one. -Sam
“We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and privacy, and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.”
C.S. Lewis, from the essay “Membership” in, The Weight of Glory