Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Today with Lewis

"The ins and outs of your individuality are no mystery to Him; and one day they will no longer be a mystery to you....Your soul has a curious shape because it is a hollow made to fit a particular swelling in the infinite contours of the Divine substance....Your place in heaven will seem to be made for you and you alone, because you were made for it — made for it stitch by stitch as a glove is made for a hand."


"If all experienced God in the same way and returned Him an identical worship, the song of the Church triumphant would have no symphony, it would be like an orchestra in which all the instruments played the same note."

A Year with C. S. Lewis has been my daily devotional this year, and I am finishing it early, making more time to spend with the chosen Advent devotional Watch for the Light.

I will forever-and-always (as Mitford's Cynthia would say) admire Jack's use of metaphor.


3 comments:

Carol in Oregon said...

Janie, thank you for your kind words in the previous post.

Did you know today is Lewis's birthday? And Louis May Alcott's? AND Madeleine L'Engle's?

http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/

Carol in Oregon said...

Louisa.

Mary Kathryn said...

I also enjoyed some wonderful Lewis this morning. "Morality Cannot Become Stagnant", how I love the way he presents this truth! (From "The Poison of Subjectivism" in Christian Reflections.)