Tuesday, October 21, 2014

On an ever expanding Hell...

William Blake "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell"

“Woe to those who join house to house,
who add field to field,
until there is no more room,
and you are made to dwell alone in the midst of the land. “

(Isaiah 5:8)

“The Great Divorce”, is a fable, told by C.S. Lewis. In the story a choice is made, to stay in Perdition and make it a Hell or take a bus ride and start a journey to Heaven.

The fable takes place in two locations. 

The first is a great city that, with the passage of time, transforms from purgatory to hell. It is in a great twilight, uncertain if is ev'n or morn'.

The second is a great meadow, leading to Heaven.  At this meadow friends and family greet the new comers and urge them to take the path to heaven.

One of the interesting facets of Hell/Purgatory is the ever expanding city, dark gray and dingy.  

Hell/Purgatory is every where expanding because men have not love for each other but are driven to expand outward continually.  

Thus hell never ceases to increase. 

This ever expanding hell is but a small sliver, a crack between two blades of grass in the great meadow.