A grief observed

This is a hard book to read; not hard as “not easy to go through”. But is pretty deep, gives you food for thought and takes you on a journey along CS Lewis’ trains of thought after his wife passed away. It is a spiral of arguments which take you from anger with God to the serenity only His children can have with Him. CS Lewis describes his sorrow, his grief. He wants to ask God why, he wants to know is He a Cosmic Sadist, he wants to be conforted, he wants to get back on God. But Jack understands that all this is a process by which he gets to know more himself, H. and his relation with God. He understands that this situation is like a little kitten who is frighten by the Vet: but he does not know if the veterinarian is a sadist or brings healing. If torture happens, then it is necessary if there is a good God. If even he is mild, than he would not do it – it means is necessary. 

Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.

There is nothing we can do about suffering except to suffer it.

He sees [us] because He loves and therefor loves although he sees.

Rating: 10/10

2 thoughts on “A grief observed

  1. Years ago, when I found out his wife’s name was Joy, and before I read “Surprised by Joy”, I thought the book was about her. 🙂
    I read “A Grief Observed” a long time ago, I don’t know if I’d have the strength to read it again. Nice review.

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