Tuesday, April 11, 2006

C.S. Lewis on Purgatory

A great quote from C.S. Lewis on Purgatory:

"Of course I pray for the dead. At our age the majority of those we love best are dead. What sort of intercourse with God could I have if what I love best were unmentionable to Him? I believe in purgatory. Our souls demand purgatory, don't they? My favourite image on this matter comes from the dentist's chair. I hope that when the tooth of life is drawn, a voice will say, 'Rinse your mouth out with this.' This will be purgatory." -- (Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer, 107-109)

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