Sunday, January 16, 2011


This past week i read a pretty cool story about C.S. Lewis. i thought some of you might like it:

One day, Lewis and a friend were walking down the road and came upon a street person who reached out to them for help. While his friend kept walking, Lewis stopped and proceeded to empty his wallet.

When they resumed their journey, his friend asked, "What are you doing giving him your money like that? Don’t you know he’s just going to go squander all that on ale?"

Lewis paused and replied, "That’s all I was going to do with it."

i don't know, but maybe the next time a guy on the street asks me for money i'll think for a second about what i am gonna spend it on.
(Plus, i think we should go back to calling it "ale".)


Lopo said...

Dude, where did you see that story at?

patrick mitchell said...

article in the most recent "Christianity Today". toward the back