Wednesday, September 09, 2009

C.S. Lewis

I read this quote on my sister-in-law's facebook page. I can't get it out of my head... He refreshes us on the journey, but will not encourage us to mistake this for home. Beautiful!

The settled happiness and security which we all desire, God withholds from us by the very nature of the world: but joy, pleasure, and merriment, He has scattered broad-cast. We are never safe, but we have plenty of fun, and some ecstasy. It is not hard to see why. The security we crave would teach us to rest our hearts in this world and oppose an obstacle to return to God: a few moments of happy love, a landscape, a symphony, a merry meeting with our friends, a bathe or a football match, have no such tendency. Our Father refreshes us on the journey with some pleasant inns, but will not encourage us to mistake them for home." - C.S. Lewis


Christine Gordon said...

This is fabulous. Thanks.

Tom said...

This is a great quote from Lewis but which writing do we find it in?