Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mining for real words

Till We Have Faces
“The complaint was the answer. To have heard myself making it was to be answered. Lightly men talk of saying what they mean… ‘to say the very thing you really mean…that’s the whole art and joy of words.’ A glib saying. When the time comes to you at which you will be forced at last to utter the speech which has lain at the center of your soul for years…you’ll not talk about the joy of words. I saw well why the gods do not speak to us openly, nor let us answer. Till that word can be dug out of us, why should they hear the babble that we think we mean? How can they meet us face to face till we have faces?” - Queen Orual from Till We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis

Orual realizes that before the face of God all questions die away and even all words die away. THEN "when Christ is revealed - and He is your life - you, too, will be revealed with Him in glory." Colossians 3:4

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