by Charlie W. StarrIn “Counting the Cost,” Lewis says that God “will make the feeblest and filthiest of us into a god or a goddess, a dazzling, radiant, immortal creature, pulsating all through with such energy and joy and wisdom and love as we cannot now imagine, a bright stainless mirror which reflects back to God perfectly… His own boundless power and delight and goodness” (p. 176). What is required to become such a creature? Why do you think Lewis has chosen to describe this apotheosis with these images?
I apply Lewis this way: Say that the line equals the building blocks of the universe, energy and matter. Say then that the square equals living things like plants and animals which are made up of matter. Say finally that the cube equals human beings; we are made of matter, we are alive, and we have something more that animals don’t have: personality. We think, speak, love, admire beauty, make things, and choose to do right or wrong. We don’t know exactly what the life of God is like in heaven, but, just as man takes matter and life into himself, so God must also take these and personality up into Himself as part of His heavenly life.