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A favorite movie quotation - Regarding prayer

Babhru - Sat, 04 Dec 2004 13:14:44 +0530
In William Nicholson's Shadowlands, which is a fictional account of C. S. Lewis' movement from emotional isolation to the world of love, his wife, whom he marries late in life, is afflicted with with bone cancer. At one point in the film (I haven't read the play yet), when Joy seems to go into remission a little, one of Lewis' colleagues, an Anglican priest, comment that he knew how hard Lewis prayed, and "Now God is answering your prayer."

Lewis: "That's not why I pray, Harry. I pray because I can't help it. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God; it changes me."
Tapati - Sat, 04 Dec 2004 14:00:17 +0530
I love that movie. I'd suggest it to anyone facing the death of a spouse. C.S. Lewis wrote a book about grieving his wife's death, A Grief Observed is the title, I believe.