More HOPE…it’s needed
This past week marked a major milestone for Eye Need Hope. We’ve just announced our first conference. What?!
That’s right on June 6th, from 9:00-12:00 we will hold our inaugural event.
This makes the writings C.S. Lewis ring even more true. Here’s the second paragraph from the “Hope” chapter.
“Most of us find it very difficult to want ‘Heaven’ at all— except in so far as ‘Heaven’ means meeting again our friends who have died. One reason for this difficulty is that we have not been trained: our whole education tends to fix our minds on this world. Another reason is that when the real want for Heaven is present in us , we do not recognise it. Most people, if they had really learned to look into their own hearts , would know that they do want, and want acutely, something that cannot be had in this world. There are all sorts of things in this world that offer to give it to you, but they never quite keep their promise. The longings which arise in us when we first fall in love, or first think of some foreign country, or first take up some subject that excites us, are longings which no marriage, no travel, no learning, can really satisfy. I am not now speaking of what would be ordinarily called unsuccessful marriages, or holidays, or learned careers. I am speaking of the best possible ones. There was something we grasped at, in that first moment of longing, which just fades away in the reality. I think everyone knows what I mean. The wife may be a good wife, and the hotels and scenery may have been excellent, and chemistry may be a very interesting job : but something has evaded us. Now there are two wrong ways of dealing with this fact, and one right one.”
Lewis, C. S. (2009-05-28). Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis Signature Classics) (pp. 135-136). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.
We’ll go into the 3 ways that things allure “fade away in the reality.” I think of this also as things losing their “novelty.”
Stayed tuned for more information on how you can attend Eye Need Hope’s inaugural conference.