Wednesday, May 19, 2010

On Desire

For the third or fourth time, I've begun reading Mere Christianity. Maybe this time I'll actually finish it.  

Instead of starting with the Preface, I flipped through the book in search of a specific quote -one that I've been meditating on quite a lot:
If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.  -C.S. Lewis
This thought has long intrigued me. And it's preoccupied me over the last few weeks particularly, prompted by a song I downloaded a month ago (aptly titled, "C.S. Lewis Song" by Brooke Fraser). I love the track and have already listened to it a hundred times all the while contemplating its lyrics. As for the quote itself, it helps clarify so much for me (another posting for another day). 

Since Mere Christianity is one of the most influential works in the modern Christian canon, and one of the few books I brought with me to Korea, I think now is an optimal time to carefully read it and ruminate.  

1 comment:

  1. I just finished reading Mere Christianity!! It is so good!!