This week, the men's group I'm a part of has issued a challenge to (attempt to) understand a fraction of a C.S. Lewis chapter or quote of our choice. Being no less than ambitious, I have selected The Great Divorce, with an emphasis, but not limited to Chapter 9 for those keeping track at home. This is my first time reading through this particular book by C.S. Lewis. Since becoming a Christ Follower, I have read through (but not very thoroughly) Mere Christianity, Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Problem of Pain and Miracles in that order. Never have I attempted with Scripture to dig up the most meaning possible, so this should be a very challenging week for me.
Feel free to play along by reading The Great Divorce with me, or picking up another C.S. Lewis book and playing along.
I think earth, if chosen instead of Heaven, will turn out to have been, all along, only a region in Hell; and earth, if put second to Heaven, to have been from the beginning a part of Heaven itself.
~C.S. Lewis - Preface to The Great
Divorce, written in April 1945