Friday, December 02, 2011


""Talk to me about the truth of religion and I'll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I'll listen submissively. But don't come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall suspect that you don't understand."
C.S. Lewis

If you are wondering, its a quote from a book he wrote after his wife died in 1960 called "A Grief Observed". It was so  personal and close to heart that he published it under a pseudonym. Friends  recommended the book to him to help with his grief, unaware that he'd written it.
His authorship wasn't made known until after his death in 1963.

Very interesting, yes?

As I sat in one of my NA meetings last night, it occurred to me that maybe gods will is
less about alllowing us consolation and getting a new car, and more about us finding an acceptance of the consequences of our actions and being happy to walk to work.


SL said...

Very nice Bulletholes!

red dirt girl said...

I love this cowboy ..... love, love, love it.


Kim said...

"you will be stuck in the whale until you give thanks for the whale." a summary of Jonah's lesson which I heard a few days after you wrote this. The thought being that unless gratitude extends to the hard lessons god allows us to suffer, we are destined to wallow in them over and over.

bulletholes said...

Yeah, Kim, I've written about Jonah here before. I love the way Orson Wells does the part in the movie. Good stuff. Nice summary you give.