The Thing that Changes ME…

by Michelle Acker on March 27, 2013

in Soul,Thought Provoking

Do you remember playing tetherball in school?

That game with a tall pole, and a long cord with a tetherball at the end?  The goal was to wrap the cord all the way around the pole or something? (I was never very good at it, in case you can’t tell…)

Anyway, that last hit right before the other side won, where the ball goes spinning and wrapping around and around and around the pole?

That’s how my brain feels reading C.S. Lewis.  I’ve always loved reading quotes of his, and of course I’ve read the Narnia books.  But until now I hadn’t read his other writings in the whole.  At work, we’re reading his book Mere Christianity as a staff.  While I love following his reasoning, and he makes fantastic point after point, reading a chapter or two at a time has my brain feeling like the pole being wrapped around and around and around by a tetherball cord.  🙂

So instead of sharing a longer section, for today I think I’ll just leave you with this:


                                                                                                     Source: viaNena on Pinterest

Something to think about…



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Cathy March 28, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Mere Christianity is one of my favorite books! I know what you mean though, it gives you so much to think about. 🙂

Cherry March 28, 2013 at 8:59 AM

What a great quote by C.S. Lewis – thank you! It makes we want to search for my book (Mere Christianity), and read it again.

Elizabeth W. Marshall, wynnegraceappears March 28, 2013 at 9:21 AM

Michelle, you had me at teetherball. Loved it, even though it challenged me. Something in the simple. And this C.S. Lewis quote. I can’t stop reading it and mediating on it. So much truth there.

Lyli @3dLesons4Life March 28, 2013 at 12:29 PM

So true! Hope you have a great Easter! 🙂

Pam March 28, 2013 at 5:55 PM

I haven’t tried in a few years, but I felt exactly the same way last time I tried one of his heavier books. Narnia of course, and screwtape letters, I got. But I also felt we really do need to digest his brilliance one quote at a time. You aren’t alone 🙂

Esther Irish (@LaughWithUsBlog) March 28, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Love the quote! I never, ever got tether ball though. 🙂

~ linda April 3, 2013 at 8:34 PM

WOW! What a great word picture you presented with tetherball. I played that game when I was MUCH younger but was never very good at it. In fact, I think that reading Lewis might be considered easier for me than playing tetherball! That tells you how bad I was at that game! C. S. Lewis is exactly as you describe for me as well. My husband gave me “Mere Christianity” shortly after we met and shortly after I became a new Christian. It was a book I really had to read inch by inch and absorb! Thanks for your insight here as now I am thinking about what other Lewis books I might have on the shelf here at home. Caring through Christ, ~ linda

Amanda April 5, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Love it!!! 🙂 thank you for being obedient to His Word!

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