Friday, June 09, 2006


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 around 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
(via whiskey river)

I think we all have intense desires. I think we try to satisfy those deep needs with very shallow things sometimes. I'd like to see what the Creator's offer of a holiday at the sea might be like.

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