Sunday, 12 June 2011

Chasing life by its tail

I could really get used to this life. Isn't that worrying?

"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." -C.S. Lewis in The Weight of Glory

Making mud pies or holiday at the sea? It surely makes more sense to play by the sea, build sand castles, surf the waves, dive the reefs and watch beautiful sunsets. Yet isn't it so very familiar?- feeling terribly happy with a tray of mud pies waiting to be baked. Isn't that so very worrying? Oh, I need a breakthrough. Don't we all?


  1. Hey Pete! Totally resonate with you on this. Been thinking about life - complacency and comfort can really rob me of the continuous realisation that the cross is so precious and that my life should radically reflect this glorious reality.

  2. glad someone agrees with me.. haha =D