“The Weight of Glory,” in The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses

Lewis, C. S., edited and with an introduction by Walter Hooper

Collier, 1980

pp. 3-4

“It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak.  We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea.  We are far too easily pleased.”