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Daily Inspiration: C.S. Lewis on Making Progress

"We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive."

Clive Lewis Staples, or C.S. Lewis as he is most commonly known, author of “Chronicles of Narnia” and “The Screwtape Letters,” shared these words on progress in his book “Mere Christianity.” As a Christian Apologist in late life, Lewis studied and debated theologian topics until he became a chair at Cambridge University in Mediaeval and Renaissance Literature. It’s nice to see the man who gave us curious characters like Mr. Tummus also reflected on how best to do a creative u-turn. It was also C.S. Lewis who said, “experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.”

"Flight of the Bumblebee" by Eric Fan