Friday, February 5, 2010

Easily Pleased

"Easily Pleased" is a little video shared by the Desiring God blog based on a quote from C.S. Lewis. I found it intriguing so I thought I would share it here.


Here is the quote:

If there lurks in most modern minds the notion that to desire our own good and earnestly to hope for the enjoyment of it is a bad thing, I submit that this notion has crept in from Kant and the Stoics and is no part of the Christian faith. Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased. (The Weight of Glory, 26)



  1. Hey, I resent that. My mud pies are awesome and my slum is lovely in the Spring!

  2. LOL,

    Obviously it may be at least relative or more accurately a generalization by Lewis.
    You could swap the holiday at the beach and mud pies around if you like :)
    Lewis must have loved the beach!

    Ignoring details...see his point? Maybe watching the video will give more detail, I thought it was funny. (though you may have already?)

    Have you been busy lately Matt? No post yet.... PROD, PROD.

  3. Hey Dan,

    Don't think I've abandoned you. Just been really busy.

    Shalom My Friend,


  4. no worries bro,

    I have just moved to a flat and getting married in a month so I am extreemely busy aswell.

    My flat has limited access to the interent so I might be a little more intimitant than usual.

    Shalom to you also!


  5. Hey Dan,

    Do you have an email address I can get hold of you on? I've got a question/favour to ask of you.


  6. Hey Stephen,

    My email is:

    You've got me curious? lol.