Friday, April 16, 2010

The Friday Clive

You say the materialist universe is "ugly." I wonder how you discovered that! If you are really a product of a materialistic universe, how is it you don't feel at home there? Do fish complain of the sea for being wet? Of if they did, would that fact itself not strongly suggest that they had not always been, or wd. not always be, purely aquatic creatures? Notice how we are perpetually surprised at Time. ("How time flies! Fancy John being grown-up & married! I can hardly believe it!") In heaven's name, why? Unless, indeed, there is something in us which is not temporal.




1 comment:

Beth said...

This has long been one of my favorite Lewis quotes (and I have a lot of them!). I've just always resonated with his observation that our very discomfort/surprise with the nature of time is like a red-flag indicator that we're made for eternity.

Thank you for posting!