THE GREAT DIVORCE
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© February 2014, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
The Great Divorce is the title of a very short book by Christian write C.S. Lewis. This is the same man who wrote the Chronicles of Narnia series. The Great Divorce is a cute mythical tale of people who take a bus trip to heaven. Most find they donŐt like certain features of heaven. In fact, many decide to leave, although they are invited to stay by helpers, close friends and relatives.
However, this article is not about a book. It is about a theme that anyone reading this article is hereby called upon to leave one way of life and embrace another way of life.
WHAT MUST I LEAVE?
You are called or asked to leave the life that is mainly physical, mainly about superficial pleasures that often lead to pain, and superficial pursuits of many kinds.
WHAT AM I ASKED TO EMBRACE?
In a word, you are asked to embrace a life based on deeper truths, and upon a spiritual nature of a human being, and human society.
WHY CALL IT THE GREAT DIVORCE?
Because it is something like getting a divorce, but on a larger scale. You may have to give up certain people in your life, and definitely have to give up certain pursuits, perhaps some money, even some clothing, lifestyles and more. So it is like a divorce, even though it is not necessarily about leaving this world and living in a monastery or convent, for example.