There is more I don’t know about Clive Staples Lewis than what I do know. But as always what I do know I will share and I will cherish. He was brilliantly creative and wise. I’ve enjoyed the Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape Letters but mostly I just like the quotes I come across through various different media’s such as twitter(very scholarly), books, and such. Today as I again read a couple chapters in Love Does by Bob Goff, I read this and it stopped me in my tracks….
“It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not to 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 to easily pleased” ~ C.S. Lewis.
Bob Goff goes on to say “The challenge that comes is whether we are willing to give up all we have to follow Jesus, to know God. Are we willing to trade up? Its a question worth asking because the answer will shape your life one way or the other.”
Jesus isn’t requesting a sacrifice at all (although it will tend to feel like it to us at times), He’s asking you to be less pleased with what you have and give it up to end up with something better, Him. We aren’t talking about money or possessions, we are talking about life, about your heart, about your ego, about your pride, about your focus.
Are you far to easily pleased? Is your desire for abundant life to weak? What is the mud pie slum you are content with?
I think there is more and this half-hearted creature is putting down her mud pie to go find it.