Friday, January 20, 2012

A Voice from the Past - Lewis

Indeed, 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, 1898-1963, The Weight of Glory, The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses (Harper Collins Publishers, 2001, p. 26)

Is this a true description of us? How can we change?

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