That is what mortals misunderstand. They say of some temporal suffering, “No future bliss can make up for it” not knowing that Heaven, once attained, will work backwards and turn even that agony into a glory.

C.S. Lewis (via blissfulbeardsdoitbest)

from The Great Divorce (p.67); the narrator is discussing how mortal people view heaven and hell with his “guide” George MacDonald. 

Tim's authored four books, including Longing For More: Daily Reflections on Finding God in the Rhythms of Life. He and his wife, Christine, co-founded The Edges and live in Charlotte, North Carolina with their three pixie-daughters. Sign-up here to follow their work.