Quotes Worth Pondering – C. S. Lewis (The Great Divorce)


“There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, in the end, “Thy will be done.” All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. Those who knock it is opened.”
(C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce)
A question that unbelievers often ask is this: How can a good and loving God send people to Hell?” The truth that C. S. Lewis points out is that He doesn’t have to. Those who end up in Hell choose to go there themselves. There is another option. It’s just that most people are not willing to choose Door #1. Door #2, on the outside, looks much more appealing. It is only once the door is opened that people begin to regret their choice. No one who has ever walked through Door #1 has ever regretted their choice.

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