there are no ordinary people

It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship…


It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. 


You have never talked to a mere mortal…it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit — immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.


Next to the blessed sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses. 

-C.S. Lewis