From the July/August, 2006 issue of Touchstone
Our Faith Observed by Michael Ward

Our Faith Observed

The Three-Fold Cord of Imagination, Reason & Will in C. S. Lewis

by Michael Ward

So I called over my shoulder to Billy, the car mechanic, “Are my rear blinkers working?” And he replied, “Yes, no, yes, no, yes, no, yes.” Which made me realize that there was indeed a loose connection, not in the electrical circuits of my car, but in Billy’s mental apparatus—more particularly, in his imagination.

Billy had sufficient imagination to find some meaning in my blinkers, but not enough imagination to find full meaning. For him, the fact that my lights were on meant that they were working and the fact that they were off meant they had stopped working.

Now that . . .


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