Charles Williams: No More Bargaining

Here is my favorite part in Charles Williams’ fantasy novel, War in Heaven (chapter 12, p. 187). Read it carefully. It is worth pondering.

The Archdeacon made no answer for a minute or two. Then he said, “I will not bargain anymore for anything, if I can help it. How can one bargain for anything that is worthwhile? And what else is worth bargaining for?”

“If one bargained for nothing, would everything be worthwhile?” Kenneth said, but more as a dream than a question.

(Charles Williams was a contemporary of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien and a member of the Inklings. He wrote seven strange but wonderful novels, as well as some poetry and some theological works.)

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