Food for Thought from C.S. Lewis

Redeemed humanity is still young, it has hardly come to its full strength. But already there is joy enough in the little finger of a great saint such as yonder lady to waken all the dead things of the universe into life.

The Great Divorce, Chapter 11


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One comment on “Food for Thought from C.S. Lewis

  1. New Reformation Advocate says:

    Thanks, Kendall, for that choice nuggett.

    [b]The Great Divorce[/b] is one of my favorite C. S. Lewis books, along with the [b]Screwtape Letters[/b] and [b]Perelandra[/b]. The sort of brilliant, penetrating insight reflected in the snippet you cite above illustrates how immensely stiumulating the fertile imagination of Lewis can be. Although he was also a master of marvelously lucid logical reasoning and persuasive apologetics (most famously in works like [b]Mere Christianity[/b] or [b]The Abolition of Man[/b]), personally, I believe that his powerful “left brain” reasoning abilities were only wxceeded by his incredibly rich right brain (his intuitive, artistic side or sanctified imagination).

    To me, C. S. Lewis epitomizes a truth I often like to express this way, and which Anglicanism at its best embodies rather well:

    [b]God gave us both a right brain and left brain. I think he expects us to use them both.[/b]

    David Handy+