Monday, October 13, 2008

The House by C.S. Lewis

Okay, so a friend was asking me for this quote and I could not, (of course, who could) remember exactly how it went. I found it finally in my collection of "quotes and stuff." Awesome, awesome, aweeeeeeeeesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Mr. C.S. Lewis... someday I want to talk to him.

"Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what he is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on. You knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently, he starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make sense. What on earth is he up to? The explanation is that he is building quite a different house from the one you thought of- throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage, but he is making you into a palace."

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