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C. S. Lewis Daily: 1/30/14

January 30, 2014

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Here’s the passage from “The Weight of Glory” about “infinite joy” being offered and how we settle for less. Read and share your thoughts below!

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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.

Though I do not believe (I wish I did) that my desire for Paradise proves that I shall enjoy it, I think it a pretty good indication that such a thing exists and that some men will. A man may love a woman and not win her; but it would be very odd if the phenomenon called “falling in love” occurred in a sexless world.

From The Weight of Glory (“The Weight of Glory”)
Compiled in Words to Live By

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The Weight of Glory: And Other Addresses. Copyright © 1949, C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. Copyright renewed © 1976, revised 1980 C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved. Words to Live By: A Guide for the Merely Christian. Copyright © 2007 by C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved.
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  1. Kev permalink
    January 30, 2014 8:49 pm

    Brilliant!

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