That rare and precious substance, hope

LCWC member, Stephen Burrows writes a very thoughtful article on Feral by George Monbiot. Well worth reading for the way it pulls together Monbiot’s book, C. S. Lewis’ Pilgrim’s Regress and Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’.

~ Malcolm

Before he wrote the Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis published a brief allegory called The Pilgrim’s Regress. The story follows a young man named John, born in the land of Puritania. A strict Landlord there forces all his tenants to follow an endless list of rules, with threats of eternal torture for anyone who disobeys. John’s only comfort lies in the sight of a magical island, sometimes glimpsed, far off in the east; filled with wizards, nymphs, laughter and (presumably) talking animals in waistcoats.

Read the full article here

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