My first post from the past week includes a 10-minute video clip of Fr. John Corapi sharing some of his testimony about how he was saved from his backslidden ways and became a priest. Very poignant and inspiring! The second post focuses on the recent attack on some Coptic Christians in Egypt. It includes a brief news clip about tensions in the wake of the attack and a couple of clips in which Pope Benedict reflects on this incident and offers words of consolation and advice. And today I posted my weekly “Sabbath Moments,” in which I share some of my refreshing experiences from the week.
Does being a believer mean that we stop using our brains? C.S. Lewis scoffed at the very idea:
Christ never meant that we were to remain children in intelligence: on the contrary, He told us to be not only “as harmless as doves,” but also “as wise as serpents”…. God is no fonder of intellectual slackers than of any other slackers. If you are thinking of becoming a Christian, I warn you you are embarking on something which is going to take the whole of you, brains and all. But, fortunately, it works the other way round. Anyone who is honestly trying to be a Christian will soon find his intelligence being sharpened: one of the reasons why it needs no special education to be a Christian is that Christianity is an education itself. That is why an uneducated believer like Bunyan was able to write a book that has astonished the whole world.
So don’t ever think, or let anyone tell you, that being a believer means you stop using your intellectual faculties!
Have a blessed week!