Beatific and Other Visions

Sunday Musings

“The children, the poets, and the philosophers were right. As there is one Face above all worlds merely to see which is irrevocable joy, so at the bottom of all worlds that face is waiting whose sight alone is the misery from which none who beholds it can recover.”

—-C.S. Lewis, Perelandra, (MacMillian Edition, 1944), 111.

3 thoughts on “Beatific and Other Visions

  1. It took me awhile to grasp what C. S. Lewis was saying and then I thought of the book Heaven is for Real of Colton Burpo, the 4 year old who tells of his experience of dying, going to heaven and returning. I haven’t read it but many have encouraged me to. Then, I thought of Mother Teresa and how she must have looked into the face of misery of people dying in the streets of Calcutta. She is never the same and spends the rest of her life loving Jesus by loving Him in those who are experiencing misery beyond description. Lord, give me more visions like C. S. Lewis and more love like Mother Teresa.


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