Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Getting Inside

Someone requested I post the C.S. Lewis quote from last Sunday's message from Hebrews 12. It was from a famous Lewis 1942 sermon entitled "The Weight of Glory". Here it is. . .

We can be left utterly and absolutely OUTSIDE—repelled, exiled, estranged, finally and unspeakably ignored. On the other hand, we can be called IN, welcomed, received, acknowledged. We walk every day on the razor edge between these two incredible possibilities.

Apparently, then, our lifelong nostalgia, our longing to be reunited with something in the universe from which we now feel cut off, to be on the INSIDE of some door which we have always seen from the OUTSIDE, is no mere neurotic fancy, but the truest index of our real situation. And to be at last summoned INSIDE would be both glory and honour beyond all our merits and also the healing of that old ache.

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