© Jonathan Whitcomb 2011 “There are things, say in learning to swim or to climb, which look dangerous and aren’t. Your instructor tells you it’s safe. You have good reason from past experience to trust him. Perhaps you can even see for yourself, by your own reason, that it is safe. But the crucial question is, will you be able to go on believing this when you actually see the cliff edge below you or actually feel yourself unsupported in the water? . . . Here, as in the New Testament, the conflict is not between faith and reason but between faith and sight.” [Referring to George Macdonald] “An almost perfect relationship with his father was the earthly root of all his wisdom. From his own father, he said, he first learned that Fatherhood must be at the core of the universe. He was thus prepared in an unusual way to teach that religion in which the relation of Father and Son is of all relations the most central.” “I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him.” “Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you did. . . . you will presently come to love him.” C. S. Lewis The Lewis Home Forgiving