Monday, March 03, 2008

Of Heaven and Hell

"The good man's past begins to change so that his forgiven sins and remembered sorrows take on the quality of Heaven; the bad man's past already conforms to his badness and is filled only with dreariness. And that is why, at the end of all things, when the sun rises here and the twilight turns to blackness down there, the Blessed will say, 'We have never lived anywhere except in Heaven,' and the Lost, ' We were always in Hell.' And both will speak truly. "

Extract from C. S. Lewis, The Great Divorce. (New York: Macxmillan, 1946), 68.

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