“It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare.”
This is classic C.S. Lewis. His thoughts on our true nature and our ultimate destiny as human beings. It’s exactly what Sunday’s first reading is all about.
And the reason why he said “There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal.”
If I’m honest about how I treat other people, it’s a thought that should stop me cold.
More on this tomorrow.