Friday, November 22, 2013

Remembering Jack

As we remember President Kennedy (sometimes called "Jack" by friends) on the 50th anniversary of his assassination, let's not forget the other guy who died that same day: The great author, apologist, poet and scholar, C. S. Lewis (known to his friends as "Jack"). There's a good article about him today at Ligonier:
November 22, 1963, the date of President Kennedy’s assassination, was also the day C.S. Lewis died. Seven years earlier he had thus described death: “The term is over: the holidays have begun. The dream is ended: this is the morning.” The metaphor inherent in these words is striking. It comes from the world of students and pupils, but only a teacher would employ it as a metaphor for death. The words (from The Last Battle) bring down the curtain — or perhaps better, close the wardrobe door — on Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. But they also open a window into who C.S. Lewis really was.....
Read it all at the link,

(Picture is the C.S. Lewis Memorial in Poet's Corner at Westminster Abbey)