Retreating to the Shadows

"The most mischievous—and painful—by-product of any sorrow is the illusion that it isolates one, that one is kicked out alone for this from an otherwise cheerful, bustling, ‘normal’ world."  (From The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, Volume III: Narnia, Cambridge, and Joy 1950-1963) The essence of the above statement is that sorrow can cause one … Continue reading Retreating to the Shadows

A Withering of the Heart

 "My heart is sick, withered like grass, and I have lost my appetite." - Psalm 102:4 The term, "wither" or "withered" is used figuratively here to express a moral and spiritual deficiency that affects the heart, causing it to wither and decay from spiritual malnutrition. Similarities of Physical and Spiritual Malnutrition I recently underwent a gastronomy … Continue reading A Withering of the Heart