Monday, June 27, 2011

...patches of Godlight...

'We-or at least I- shall not be able to adore God on the highest occasions if we have learned no habit of doing so on the lowest. At best, our faith and reason will tell us that He is adorable, but we shall not have found him so, not have "tasted and seen." Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading  books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are "patches of godlight" in the woods of experience.' 

CS Lewis,

Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer

i also have a pin-board on Pinterest...
http://pinterest.com/jyneneh/patches-of-godlight/
enjoy, j



Friday, June 24, 2011

...God-flows...

Something of God flows into us from the blue of the sky, the taste of honey, the delicious embrace of water. ~ C.S. Lewis

Monday, June 20, 2011

::beauty::

"We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough. We want something else which can hardly be put into words-to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it..." CS Lewis

Thursday, June 16, 2011

...far too easily pleased?

If there lurks in most modern minds the notion that to desire our own good and to eagerly hope for the enjoyment of it is a bad thing, I submit that this notion...is no part of the Christian faith. Indeed, 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 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.
C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory