C.S. Lewis’ promotion day–RIP

On this the day of C.S. Lewis’ departure from these Shadowlands to Heaven–where he is experiencing “the Great Story, which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before” [The Last Battle]–I’d like to re-share the other favorite quote of mine.

“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of–throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.” 

C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Requiescat in pace, Professor Lewis. Looking forward to meeting you one day, “Further up and further in!”

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