Thursday, October 12, 2006

Thursday's Thoughts from CS Lewis

From The Great Divorce~The Teacher offers perspective to Hell's miseries and Heaven's joys:

"'All Hell is smaller than one pebble of your earthly world: but it is smaller than one atom of this world, the Real World. Look at yon butterfly. If it swallowed all Hell, Hell would not be big enough to do it any harm or to have any taste. '

'It seems big enough when you're in it, Sir.'

'And yet all loneliness, angers, hatreds, envies, and itchings that it contains, if rolled into one single experience and put into the scale against the least moment of the joy that is felt by the least in Heaven, would have no weight that could be registered at all. Bad cannot succeed even in being bad as truly as good is good. If all Hell's miseries together entered the consciousness of yon wee yellow bird on the bough there, they would be swallowed up without trace, as if one drop of ink had been dropped into that Great Ocean to which your terrestrial Pacific itself is only a molecule.'"

It does feel big enough when you are in it, doesn't it? It's good to be reminded of a greater perspective. The pains of today are truly nothing compared to the joys of Heaven to come. Thank you, Lord!


Andrea said...

Hi there! I found your lovely blog from The Sparrow's Nest, so thought I'd drop by! I used to live in Colorado. When I was younger I lived in Northglen and Westminster, and then I lived in Arvada for 2 1/2 years back when I was in my mid 20's. I always liked living there, and have lived all over the western part of the US. I now live in Australia though.

I have to agree, it is very hard to forge friendships. I have always had a very hard time with it, even as an adult, It wasn't til a few years ago I made some good friends back when I lived down in Tasmania. We moved up here to the mainland back in April, and I have not made any friends here. Haven't met any mothers through friends of my boys.

It's good to know we have an everlasting friend in Jesus!

Kimberly said...

Thank you for your encouraging words! If you ever come back for a visit, be sure to let me know. You can come over for tea!


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