"We all want progress. But progress means getting nearer to the place where you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer. If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man."
- C. S. lewis, Mere Christianity
That's it. I just like that. To couch the idea of repentance (though, admittedly, that's not necessarily what Lewis is talking about; I'm taking the quotation for my own purpose) in terms of paths and motion strikes me as pretty accurate.Posted by timf at April 29, 2008 03:57 PM