I recently acquired a book for school entitled The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics. I’ve always enjoyed his writings but have never just sat down and read them like I am doing for this class. I recommend his writings, and not just The Chronicles of Narnia.
Having said that, I just read The Great Divorce. Great book. The story is about a man traveling through Heaven and Hell on a bus ride, so it is fiction and Lewis states that. One thing I want to share is a conversation that is in the book. The main character comes in contact with a woman who has been in Heaven for sometime now and is conversing with a man who has just recently arrived. The man who she is talking to is outraged that the woman is happy without him in her life. This is the quote I want to leave with you:
“‘What needs could I have,’ she said, ‘now that I have all? I am full now, not empty. I am in Love Himself, not lonely. Strong, not weak. You shall be the same. Come and see. We shall have no need for one another now: we can begin to love truly.'”
What a great but yet sad thing to know. How often can we say that we truly are in Love with Him?
The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
-1 John 4:8-