Sunday, January 8, 2012

Quotable: Not the Thing Itself

The books or music in which we thought the beauty was located will betray us if we trust to them... These things are not the thing itself, they are only the scent of a flower we have not found the echo of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have never yet visited. – C.S. Lewis
Revelation 21:22-27
And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

1 comment:

April said...

So, so glad you shared this today. Leave it to Mr. Lewis to so eloquently capture something I've been feeling lately that has been difficult to put into words.

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