No place like Home?

Pain cover“God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: (pain) is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world…“
It’s likely that this is the sentence most often quoted from The Problem of Pain by C.S.Lewis. Maybe one sign of the Grace of God at work in us is that we reach a place where
our pain is not just a reminder of who we were in our sins
but also a reminder of who we have become, in Christ. This third brief post on the theme of suffering also comes from The Problem of Pain by C S Lewis.

“The Christian doctrine of suffering explains, I believe, a very curious fact about the world we live in. The settled happiness and security which we all desire, God withholds from us by the nature of the world: but joy, pleasure, and merriment He has scattered broadcast…The security we crave would teach us to rest our hearts in this world and pose an obstacle to our return to God…Our Father refreshes us on the journey with some pleasant inns, but will not encourage us to mistake them for home.”

From C S Lewis in The Problem of Pain