Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.
– C. S. Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis, more commonly known as C.S. Lewis, was a novelist, poet, critic, essayist, academic and apologist. Born in Belfast, Ireland, he attended the prestigious university of Oxford in his day. He was a member of the literary group ‘Inklings’, and met the fabled writer of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ J.R.R Tolkien, with whom he had been lifelong friends. His most prominent works were ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ and the ‘Space’ Trilogy. Despite writing such legendary fiction, he had also written a few Christian apologetics like ‘Mere Christianity’ and ‘Miracles’. He married fellow American writer Joy Davidman, 17 years his junior, in 1956. On a sadder note, she died of cancer four years later. Despite a very fruitful career, he died at the young age of 64 due to renal failure. He died on the same day as John F Kennedy, on 22nd November, 1963. He was buried at the Poets’ corner of the Westminster Abbey.
Never Give Up
Each of us goes through things in the Christian life. Some tests are pleasant others make you sick to your stomach. The trick is to never lose hope of the Cross. See the battle is the Lord’s we are just coming along for the ride. There will be moments of depression, sadness & heart ache. Just remember you are the vine & he is the branch …Read more »
One may evoke a great awakening in the spirit. Yet it is often modified in the flesh. Still the human heart won’t beat something it won’t. We must certainly all coexist with each other to reach love’s climax. A challenge to be free is a question of time. There are spirits moving in the world today. Just have to be careful not to tap into the …Read more »
All this is flashy rhetoric about loving you.
I never had a selfless thought since I was born.
I am mercenary and self-seeking through and through:
I want God, you, all friends, merely to serve my turn.
Peace, re-assurance, pleasure, are the goals I seek,
I cannot crawl one inch outside my proper skin:
I talk of love –a scholar’s parrot may talk …Read more »