Monday, August 04, 2008

An Intuitive Sense of Reality

Reading an online post today by Philip Yancey describing how he was drawn "kicking and screaming" into the Kingdom of God by reading C.S. Lewis, much in the same way Lewis himself was. What I found particularly fascinating was this quote from William James that Yancey cited:

"… in the metaphysical and religious sphere, articulate reasons are cogent for us only when our inarticulate feelings of reality have already been impressed in favor of the same conclusion."

As Yancey then goes on to state, "In other words, we rarely accept a logical argument unless it fits an intuitive sense of reality."

An intuitive sense of reality...that's a phrase I've been searching for, for a very long time. Despite periods of doubt or questioning, my intuitive sense is that there is more. More than just here, more than just now, more to call "home" than what we now know. In a sense, I think we are all longing for home. Not just a nice house in the suburbs, but our real home where we will be loved unconditionally, and all of our fighting against the darkness of the world around us and the world within us will cease.

I'm looking forward to being home.

Home... I can't say where it is but I know I'm going home...that's where the heart is. (U2, Walk On)

To read the complete article, click HERE.