Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lenten Reflection: C. S. Lewis on Our Hope for Heaven

“I go to prepare a place for you…” John 14:3 

C. S. Lewis in this passage describes “heaven,” or our life in the age to come. (Our future is really a “new heaven and a new earth,” but I hate to quibble with St. Clive.) He reflects on the way heaven will be a fulfillment of each person’s life in this striking passage:
The mold in which a key is made would be a strange thing, if you had never seen a key: and the key itself a strange thing if you had never seen a lock. Your soul has a curious shape because it is a hollow made to fit a particular swelling in the infinite contours of the divine substance, or a key to unlock one of the doors in the house with many mansions. 
Your place in heaven will seem to be made for you and you alone, because you were made for it -- made for it stitch by stitch as a glove is made for a hand.
Consider the state of your soul. Where are you longing? Missing something? Seeking a deeper experience. Ask God to bring a little of heaven into your day.

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