Sunday, November 21, 2010
I was noticing the calendar that Monday is the 22nd of November. It marks
the death of C.S.Lewis. His death was overshadowed
by the death of J.F.K. The whole world watched in
horror at what happened that day in Dallas. Also
on that day was the death of Aldous Huxley, The writer of Brave New World.
His grandfather was once known as Charles Darwin's bulldog.
My husband and I were chatting about it and all that we
remembered was our cartoons were preempted. Then
it seemed like years before my parents watched anything
else but that on T.V. We were living in that very old
farmhouse and I remember sitting in one of the very cold
back bedrooms cutting paper out of magazines. The teacher
told my Mom that I didn't know how to use scissors so I sat
and cut paper and tried to stay on the lines. I must not have
learned much because it is still hard for me to cut a straight line.
C.S. Lewis on the other hand, has been a hero. I have wished
many, many times I could think the way he could think and I
could reason the way he was able to reason.
I think he must have been a very good chess player as he was able
to see the moves so far ahead of time.
I thought I would give you some of his quotes that I just think are
yummy to the brain. All quotes are from C.S. Lewis born Nov. 29, 1898
died Nov. 22, 1963
A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.
I gave in, and admitted that God was God.
You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream
I have read his books and lots of books about C.S. Lewis but I have to say my favorite
book is written by his step-son Douglas Grisham, Jack's Life: The story of C.S. Lewis.
I thought is was excellent and has a very good description of the first World War.
I like books that challenge my intellect and I can say that C.S. Lewis is one
of those writers.
Just one of those interesting tidbits I ran across, did you know that Chuck Colson
has in in his study the last pipe that C.S. Lewis smoked. The C.S. Lewis foundation
gave it to Charles Colson after Mr. Lewis's death.
It was Mere Christianity that brought the Nixon Hatchet man to Christ. I always love
how those things happen.
That is why books are so amazing to me. Especially because one of my favorite books
starts off with " In the Beginning was the Word... Did you ever think how the old Testament
starts off with "In the Beginning was God... Just some really heavy thoughts there
God spoke it with one word. Just gets my mind thinking.