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"Something of God"

C. S. Lewis, from SCRAPS

'The angels,' he said, 'have no senses; their experience is purely intellectual and spiritual. That is why we know something about God which they don't. There are particular aspects of His love and joy which can be communicated to a created being only by sensuous experience. Something of God which the Seraphim can never quite understand flows into us from the blue of the sky, the taste of honey, the delicious embrace of water whether cold or hot, and even from sleep itself."

C. S. Lewis on Joy. Nelson Publishers, 1998, p. 55.

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