Quote by C.S. Lewis

Nothing, not even the best and noblest, can go on as it now is. Nothing, not even what is lowest and most bestial, will not be raised again if it submits to death. It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. Flesh and blood cannot come to the Mountains [heaven]. Not because they are too rank, but because they are too weak. What is a Lizard compared with a stallion? Lust is a poor, weak, whimpering whispering thing compared with that richness and energy of desire which will arise when lust has been killed.

Nothing, not even the best and noblest, can go on as it now


This quote challenges the notion that everything will remain in its current state, whether it be something noble or base. It suggests that even the lowest and most animal-like aspects of our nature can be transformed and renewed if we embrace death. It draws a parallel between the physical body and the spiritual realm, suggesting that our true potential lies beyond the limitations of mere flesh and blood. It emphasizes that earthly desires, like lust, are meager and feeble compared to the profound depths of desire that can arise once these worldly impulses are extinguished.


By C.S. Lewis
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