‘We are on the outside of the world’
The GodGirl blogs at It’s a God Thing. Some very special thoughts for our hungry hearts.
What delights you and draws you in? What are the things in life that take your breath away?
Beauty certainly invites us – beckons us… But even the most gorgeous moment can leave us wanting. Often, just as we’ve stumbled upon ‘perfection’ and ‘ultimate happiness’, something intrudes upon it.
C.S. Lewis describes our hunger for beauty in his book The Weight of Glory:
“We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough. We want something else which can hardly be put into words — to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it…
At present we are on the outside of the world, the wrong side of the door. We discern the freshness and purity of morning, but they do not make us fresh and…
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