“We are derived beings” by C.S. Lewis

“We shall be true and everlasting and really divine persons only in Heaven, just as we are, even now, coloured bodies only in the light. To say this is to repeat what everyone here admits already– that we are saved by grace, that in our flesh dwells no good thing, that we are, through and through, creatures not creators, derived beings, living not of ourselves but from Christ.”

-–C. S. Lewis, “Membership” in The Weight of Glory: And Other Addresses (New York: HarperCollins, 1949/2001), 174-5.

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