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"Several times, then, Lewis suggests that heaven will be a place where thinking and experiencing come together. On earth we think about what love is; in heaven Love is a Person we can experience. On earth we read books about many different things, especially God, on the one hand, while some of our experiences of Him are so intense that we cannot put them into words; in heaven the Divine Word speaks to us face to face in a language that lets us hear and say everything we never could before. In heaven to think a thing will be to do it; to do a thing will involve knowing it completely. On earth our words are abstract thoughts that never quite say everything we want them to. In heaven language is a person, and to communicate will be to offer everything we are and to receive back every thought, feeling, and meaning from those with whom we share words".

Charlie Starr

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Who are you quoting here talking about Lewis? –  Mason Wheeler Aug 14 '13 at 15:17
Where is this quote from? nevermind I found it. please make sure you link to your sources when you quote in the future. –  wax eagle Aug 14 '13 at 15:17
The place where I found this entire quotation states in the previous paragraph that it came from Lewis's essay "Myth Became Fact". charliewstarr.com/c-s-lewis/charlies-lewis-essays/… –  Narnian Aug 14 '13 at 15:18
"A Person we can experience" strongly evokes the lovely one in Till We Have Faces but could just as well be Aslan. –  pterandon Aug 14 '13 at 19:15
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