day 72 – imagination

In thoughts on God on November 5, 2011 at 3:59 pm


C.S. Lewis also spoke on imagination:

“Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.”


  ” …Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased. “


and hear this!  C.S. Lewis called his moments of salvation a baptism of his imagination.  i just love that so much.


he goes on to talk about his salvation, saying,

“I was by now too experienced in literary criticism to regard the Gospels as myths. They had not the mythical taste. And yet the very matter which they set down in their artless, historical fashion…was precisely the matter of the great myths. If ever a myth had become fact, had been incarnated, it would be just like this…. Here and here only in all time the myth must have become fact; the Word, flesh; God, Man. This is not “a religion,” nor “a philosophy.” It is the summing up and actuality of them all. “


Jesus, ignite my imagination to the holy, wonderful things of you and to not be settled with just what i see here, until Your glory falls on earth!


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