Monday, May 16, 2005

A Garden

A garden...teems with life. It glows with colour and smells like heaven and puts forward at every hour of a summer day beauties which man could never have created and could not even, on his own resources, have imagined...when the garden is in its full glory the gardener's contributions to that glory will still have been in a sense paltry compared with those of nature. Without life springing from the earth, without rain, light and heat descending from the sky, he could do nothing. When he has done all, he has merely encouraged here and discouraged there, powers and beauties that have a different source.
~C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves (1960)


Link of the day: Read about the C.S. Lewis Window at St. Luke's Church in Monrovia, CA (about 1/2 way down the page).

Key quotation: "
At the very top you find a young girl, a lion and a lamppost, symbolic of the first book of the seven-volume children’s series, The Chronicles of Narnia. Lewis is pictured in an academic gown with a man on his right shoulder; could this be the devil, as suggested in a scene in The Screwtape Letters”? "

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