the machine is wearing out


Lewis compared having a body to having an old automobile – “When all sorts of apparently different things keep going wrong, but what they add up to is the plain fact that the machine is wearing out! Well, it was not meant to last forever. Still, I have a kindly feeling for the old raddle trap.

As Lewis grew older, he joked about his health and his imminent reception in heaven. “What on earth is the trouble about there being a rumor of my death? There’s nothing discreditable in dying: I’ve know the most respectable people to do it.”

Terry Lindvall, Surprised by Laughter
C.S. Lewis, Letters to an American Lady

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One response to “the machine is wearing out

  • mariagorski09

    Boy, oh boy, can I relate to C.S. Lewis! I don’t fear freedom from the painful trials of this life. I don’t fear moving on, into perfection, to be with my Beloved. I fear, being so in love with this life, that I would crave to delay that freedom. I fear being so captivated by this life, that I would rather wait to be with my Savior and Best Friend.

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