Friday, July 10, 2009


What more, you may ask, do we want? … We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough. We want something else which can hardly be put into words—to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.
—C.S. Lewis, "The Weight of Glory"

1 comment:

Shane said...

This quote, from "Weight of Glory" (I read his sermon first) is probably (besides the entire Narnia collection) one of my favorite from Lewis. When I first read it, I realized what was going on in my own heart (even though knowing Christ for several years), like that deep longing to be with Christ that we all have: that resounding ache in our heart to be in union with the beauty around us, even deeper, with the one who created it. Thanks for posting this. It is a brilliance in words of an awe-ing reminder.

live the questions now... R.M. Rilke