Torrent of pleasure

The faint, far-off results of those energies which God’s creative rapture implanted in matter when He made the worlds are what we now call physical pleasures; and even thus filtered, they are too much for our present management.

What would it be to taste
at the fountain-head that stream
of which even these lower reaches
prove so intoxicating?

Yet that, I believe, is what lies before us… As St. Augustine said, the rapture of the saved soul will “flow over” into the glorified body. In the light of our present specialized and depraved appetites, we cannot imagine this [torrent of pleasure], and I warn everyone most seriously not to try.

–C. S. Lewis

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