Thursday, March 24, 2005

No Ordinary People

J. Gresham Machen:

The [human] race is worthy of a man’s service not if it is composed of mere creatures of the day, whose life is essentially like the life of the beasts, but only if it is composed of men with immortal souls.

C.S. Lewis:

There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations—these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit—immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.