Wednesday, February 27, 2013

words for a Wednesday

I was looking this up for a footnote, and it was so heartening on this Lenten Wednesday that I thought I'd share it. From Lewis' Screwtape Letters:
He has balanced the love of change in them by a love of permanence. He has contrived to gratify both tastes together in the very world He has made, by that union of change and permanence which we call Rhythm. He gives them the seasons, each season different yet every year the same, so that spring is always felt as a novelty yet always as the recurrence of an immemorial theme. He gives them in His Church a spiritual year; they change from a fast to a feast, but it is the same feast as before.
The wisdom of God in shaping the world! So grateful for that rhythm, for that union of change and permanence.

Peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell