Quote from When I Don't Desire God


Gratitude exclaims, very properly, “How good of God to give me this.” Adoration says, “What must be the quality of that Being whose far-off and momentary coruscations are like this!” One’s mind runs back up the sunbeam to the sun… If this is Hedonism, it is also a somewhat arduous discipline. But it is worth some labour.

— C. S. Lewis, as quoted in When I Don't Desire God by John Piper (p.18)