Sunday, July 03, 2011
If you look on my side bar I've told you I was a hopeless romantic - so be warned.
A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word darkness on the walls of his cell.
-C.S. Lewis He is one of my all time favorites.
Have you ever seen the movie Shadowlands? C.S.Lewis's love story with Joy - if you haven't my gift to you today is a suggestion - rent it - it is awesome! And if you have tell me what you thought of it.
Harry: Christopher can scoff, Jack, but I know how hard you've been praying; and now God is answering your prayers.
C. S. Lewis: That's not why I pray, Harry. I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God, it changes me.
Joy Gresham: We can't have the happiness of yesterday without the pain of today. That's the deal.
She was talking to him about love - if they chose to love now - pain later will be part of the deal. And vice versa.
Uploaded by Edelwyn12 on Mar 20, 2011
My tribute to the true story of CS Lewis and Joy Gresham's marriage. Hopkins portrays the old bachelor who leads the secluded life of an Oxford professor, often teased and mocked by his friends for turning into a public phenomenon after the creation of the Narnia series. His well-ordonned universe is about to be shattered when he receives the unexpected visit of a fan, an American woman, Joy Gresham and her son, and Lewis gets more than he bargained for. It will take friendship, anger, disease and grief for him to open up his eyes. The movie is an amazing tribute to this heartbreaking romance, wonderfully served by Hopkins and Debra Winger.
I hope you watch it. Let me know. Great Christian man who started out an atheist and turned into one of the strongest Christian men and authors I know of.