Sunday, November 22, 2009

Remembering C.S. Lewis on the 46th Anniversary of His Death

Waimea Canyon, and Waipo'o Falls, on Hawaii's island of Kaua'i

Everyone who has read C.S. Lewis must be familiar with his vivid descriptions of natural landscapes hinting that a revelation of beauty and exuberant life is just beyond the horizon.

"For if we take the imagery of Scripture seriously, if we believe that God will one day give us the Morning Star and cause us to put on the splendour of the sun, then we may surmise that both the ancient myths and the modern poetry, so false as history, may be very near the truth as prophecy. At present we are on the outside of the world, the wrong side of the door. We discern the freshness and purity of the morning, but they do not make us fresh and pure. We cannot mingle with the splendours we see. But all the leaves of the New Testament are rustling with the rumour that it will not always be so. Some day, God willing, we shall get in."

From "The Weight of Glory" by C.S. Lewis, 1942


At 5:28 PM, Anonymous SchoolStudy said...

That was interesting!
It helped with my school homework!


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