Thursday’s (okay, Friday’s) Thought: CS Lewis on Desire

I got this quote from a post by another blogger, who writes a beautiful analogy that is really worth reading.  Click here for the full article.
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If there lurks in most modern minds the notion that to desire our own good and earnestly to hope for the enjoyment of it is a bad thing, I submit that this notion has crept in from Kant and the Stoics and is no part of the Christian faith. Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.
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(CS Lewis, The Weight of Glory, 26)
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2 Responses to Thursday’s (okay, Friday’s) Thought: CS Lewis on Desire

  1. Andrea says:

    That post by Amy Scott is one of my favorites of hers. It really caught me by surprise the way the analogy unfolded.

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