Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Theological Dream of C.S. Lewis

The same friend who prompted me to look into Chesterton is the motor behind my current reading: I am happily finishing The Great Divorce, by Clive Staples Lewis.

It is a small book, so small one can easily carry it in a pocket. Nevertheless, it is filled with wisdom, and uncanny insights. One wonders if it is only the product of a fertile fantasy, or something more..

What I found ironic here is that it was written as a response to The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, by William Blake. And yet, as different as their vision of the beyond is, these two bright fellows agree on one thing: the door to Heaven are in forgiveness.

Nay, not just forgiveness, that has been repeated ad nauseam.

Forgetfulness is the right word. Forgetting the evil we received and we imparted, that is the key.

Hell remembers, Heaven forgets..

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