The Great Divorce, Ch. 12-14, pt.2

Tonight we are finishing up our discussion of C.S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce.  Please read chapters 12-14 of the book.

As you reflect on back upon the entirety of the book, think about these three things:

  1. If you could insert a chapter about your own ghost, how would it read? What thing is the most important thing in your life?  What idol are you prepared to protect and pursue at all costs? 
  2. How has Lewis’s work affected your understanding of heaven, hell, and salvation? Too often we/I can get caught up in the weeds of theology and the “right” understanding of God and our religion to the detriment of actually losing ourselves in the Divine.  How has this book changed your perspective and approach to Christianity?
  3. How can you apply this week’s lectionary reading on Ezekiel’s vision of the Valley of the Dry Bones (Ezekiel 37) with the story of Lazarus (John 11) to our book? In John’s Gospel and in our lectionary, these readings always precede Palm Sunday because of their foreshadowing of the Resurrection. Ezekiel’s vision is about God’s people being physically and spiritually exiled and then being welcomed back home by God’s Spirit who gives them new life. Think through how Ezekiel’s vision and the story of Lazarus compare with Lewis’s vision in a dream contained in the book. 


  • This Wednesday, I am giving the homily at St. Phillip at noon and at 7 pm.
  • Next Tuesday is our Christian Seder Dinner. Everyone is invited, but we need to know you are coming.  Please sign up on Tuesday or email me back if you can join us.

Dinner is at 6:00. Menu is baked potato bar. Discussion about 6:45. Hope to see you here.

Out of the depths have I called to you, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice; *
   let your ears consider well the voice of my supplication.
If you, Lord, were to note what is done amiss, *
   O Lord, who could stand?
For there is forgiveness with you; *
   therefore you shall be feared.
I wait for the Lord; my soul waits for him; *
   in his word is my hope.
My soul waits for the Lord, more than watchmen for the morning, *
   more than watchmen for the morning.
O Israel, wait for the Lord, *
   for with the Lord there is mercy;
With him there is plenteous redemption, *
   and he shall redeem Israel from all their sins.

Psalm 130

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