Thursday, November 29, 2007

"All that is not eternal, is eternally out of date."

It is C.S. Lewis's birthday. He was born on November 29, 1898, in Belfast.

Bruce Edwards, at Further Up and Further In, suggests several appropriate ways to celebrate Lewis's life. One of them rings especially true:
Take a brisk walk over some grassy hills with a hardy companion who likes to talk about myth.
And, one might add — at the end of the day, a chair by the fire, a pint in hand, and much more good talk.

Edwards also links to his annual birthday tribute to Lewis. Like many of us, Edwards has been much affected by what Lewis wrote about the Faith. He concludes with several of the things CSL taught him.
  • How not to be intimidated by the age in which I live.
  • How to anticipate and find patience in answering questions about my faith without losing hope.
  • How to integrate a Christian worldview with my vocation, my family life, and my inner self.
  • How to long for God and seek true joy.

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