Wednesday, November 12, 2014

We Are Far Too Easily Pleased

“It would seem that 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.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory, and Other Addresses

We think just the opposite. We think our sinful desires are so strong that we can't reach for the joy God offers but that makes us like an ignorant child who is easily pleased. Instead of reaching for the joy we settle for the mud in the slum, that's why were half-hearted creatures who are content with the mud. We settle for weak desires instead of going for the higher desires to know God and to be filled with his joy.

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