..."and a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the way of holiness; evil minded people shall not travel on it, but it shall be for those wayfarers who are traveling toward God. (Isaiah 35:8, adapted)

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

C.S. Lewis on The Wayfarer's Journey

"The settled happiness and security which we
all desire, God witholds from us by the very
nature of the world: but joy, pleasure, and
merriment, He has scattered broadcast.
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 any obstacle
to our 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."

--The Business of Heaven: Daily Readings from C. S. Lewis, p. 18

heaven and earth

earthly pleasures

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