Flowers springing forth from rock, photo by Catherine Libeert
This is what the Lord says -- He who makes a way through the sea,
and a path through the mighty waters...
Forget the former things;
Do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs forth;
Do you not perceive it?
I am making a road in the wilderness,
And streams in the desert. Isaiah 43:16, 18-19
C.S. Lewis from The Weight of Glory
"If you have not chosen the kingdom of God, it will make in the end no difference what you have chosen instead." (quoting Thomas More, born in 1478) Those are hard words to take. Will it really make no difference whether it was women, or patriotism, cocaine or art, whisky or a seat in the Cabinet, money or science? Well, surely no difference that matters. We shall have missed the end for which we were formed and rejected the only thing that satisfies. Does it matter to a man dying in a desert by which choice of route he missed the only well?