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Becoming Mrs. Lewis

Patti Callahan

Top 10 Best Quotes

“What on earth would become of me if I should ever grow brave?”

“Much of what I’d done — mistakes, poems, manipulations, success and books and sex — had been done merely to get love. To get it. To answer my question: do you love me? . . . From that moment on, the love affair I would develop would be with my soul. [God] was already part of me; that much was clear. And now this would be where I would go for love — to the God in me. No more begging or pursuing or needing. Possibly it was only a myth, Jack’s myth [Til We Have Faces], that could have obliterated the false belief that I must pursue love in the outside world — in success, in acclaim, in performance, in a man. The Truth: I was beloved of God. Finally I could stop trying to force someone or something else to fill that role”

“It is not hopeless,” he said with surety. “It is uncertain, and this is the cross God always gives us in life, uncertainty. But it is not hopeless.”

“Maybe you aren’t doubting that God will do the best for you, but wondering how painful the best might be.”

“God might not fix things for me, but he would be with me in whatever waited ahead, that was clear.”

“If you knew all the answers, there'd be no need for trust, little one.”

“Do you know the German word, sehnsucht," he asked. "Yes," I answered. "The idea of an inconsolable longing for what we don't understand. You believe that longing is for God. Or heaven. And that we can confuse it with longing for someone or something else.”

“Why did the everyday-ness of my life sometimes feel constricting, when the everyday-ness was everything”

“We’re connected everywhere. Even before we met, we were all of us tied together with these funny little threads. I love those small hints that God brings people together and says, ‘Here you go. This one’s for you.”

“I’d once heard Jack say, or had I read it, that sometimes a soul would cry out, “Thy will be done” to God and other times, with fury say instead, “Fine, have it your way.”

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Book Keywords:

eros, uncertainty, god, love, longing, c-s-lewis, hardships, truth, faith, disappointments, linguistics, agape, trials-of-life

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