C. S. Lewis insightfully says, “It would seem Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition, when infinite joy is offered to us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies, in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at sea. WE ARE FAR TOO EASILY PLEASED.” (The Weight of Glory)
This Sunday we celebrate the Resurrection. It powerfully and without apology says there is more to life than making mud pies. It is even more than a holiday at sea. IT IS EVEN BETTER THAN A BUNNY!!! it is LIFE ETERNAL.
As hard as it is to believe someone, ANYONE would turn down a holiday at sea, how incomprehensible one would turn down LIFE ETERNAL. Yet most people who have ever lived, choose ETERNAL DEATH over ETERNAL LIFE.
Why? I can think of only two reasons: One they are MISINFORMED, or worseUNINFORMED. So this Resurrection Sunday, I hope to show LIFE ETERNAL is theirs for the believing.
Once a person understands Eternal Life, cannot be earned, returned or lost, and what is really being offered, it is hard to turn it down.
See you Easter Sunday!