Wednesday, November 09, 2005

C.S. Lewis On Remodeling

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 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

4 comments:

~Dawn said...

Absolutely wonderful, thank you for posting that!

Mary Ann said...

Just what I needed. Makes me want to read the book, too.

Anonymous said...

Meredith,
I told you I loved that book. If anyone has not read it, they should.
Your Brother

~JavaMama~ said...

I have got to read that book! I love C.S. Lewis he has a wonderful way of expressing his thoughts.