Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Lewis: summoned inside

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
    Commemoration of Cecilia, Martyr at Rome, c.230
    Commemoration of Clive Staples Lewis, Spiritual Writer, 1963
How lovely is your dwelling place,
    O LORD Almighty!
My soul yearns, even faints,
    for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and my flesh cry out
    for the living God.
    —Psalm 84:1-2 (NIV)
    Our lifelong nostalgia, our longing to be reunited with something in the universe from which we now feel cut off, to be on the inside of some door which we have always seen from the outside, is no mere neurotic fancy, but the truest index of our real situation. And to be at last summoned inside would be both the glory and honor beyond all our merits and also the healing of that old ache.
    ... C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), “The Weight of Glory” in The Weight of Glory, and other addresses, Macmillan Co., 1949, p. 12 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 84:1-2; 27:4; 42:1-2; 63:1-2; 84:10; 143:6; Matt. 18:20; John 4:23-24; Rev. 21:22
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have healed me.
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