Wednesday, August 8, 2007

One of my favorite quotes (maybe my favorite)

“If we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” -C.S. Lewis in "The Weight of Glory"

2 comments:

David Thurston said...

This is an incredible profound statement that finds truth in too many applications in adult life as with childhood. This quote is the literary equivalent in my mind to faith. I would rather have faith in a God that can offer a level of joy above all other things, or revel in the immediate joy that comes from x or y. "...If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all." Isaiah 7:9. In this verse I kind of interpret it in this context that if you do not stand firm in the thought that there is a greater joy to be had, then you will not know the joy that is to be had.

Wow - I am glad I started to look through your old posts.

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