Friday, August 24, 2012

Books in Heaven...


My friend said, “I don’t see why there shouldn’t be books in Heaven. But you will find that your library in Heaven contains only some of the books you had on earth.” 

“Which?” I asked. “The ones you gave away or lent.” “I hope the lent ones won’t still have all the borrowers’ dirty thumb marks,” said I. 

“Oh yes they will,” said he. “But just as the wounds of the martyrs will have turned into beauties, so you will find that the thumb-marks have turned into beautiful illuminated capitals or exquisite marginal woodcuts.”  
–C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock

(Quote "borrowed" from Randy Alcorn's blog).  ;) 

Picture:  Water Baby and the Moon

4 comments:

Vee said...

This makes me smile...I have never even imagined books in Heaven...no, not even once. How odd. I've imagined food, and rivers, and trees, flowers, lions, lambs, hang-gliding the universe, but never books. This can't be good. I like the way Lewis's friend thinks.

Terra said...

C.S. Lewis is my favorite author, and wow, as always, I adore his words and thoughts. Imagine that library in heaven with only books you gave away. Wonderful. My library there would have a pretty big stash since I love to scatter books hither and thither to good homes.

a8383 said...

Books and garlic and it goes without saying... coffee. Angela

Anonymous said...

So that's where all the books we loaned went to! :)