Born Again Dreamer

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

C.S. Lewis Reflections on the Psalms

"The most obvious fact about praise--whether of God or anything--strangely escaped me…I had never noticed that all enjoyment spontaneously overflows into praise unless (sometimes even if) shyness or the fear of boring others is deliberately brought in to check it. The world rings with praise--lovers praising their mistresses, readers their favorite poet, walkers praising the countryside, players praising their favorite game--praise of weather, wines, dishes, actors, motors, horses, colleges, countries, historical personages, children, flowers , mountains, rare stamps, rare beetles, even sometimes politicians or scholars. I had not noticed how the humblest, and at the same time most balanced and capacious minds, praised most, while the cranks, misfits and malcontents praised least.

"Beholding the glory of the Lord, we are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another" 2 Cor 3:18

It is in the beholding that transformation happens

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