Another blog topic from this great book

One of the principle characters in this book is suffering from a heart condition which will shorten his life.  He is young.  The young can be so wise.  They have not suffered from the taint and corruption of humanity in their thinking.  He asks a question which his sister is charged with answering.  In C. S. Lewis's great classic, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe where did Mr. Lewis get the idea for Narnia and is there really a Narnia?

The question was asked, but the answer is so much more than a simple map or idea.  Along the road to the quest for "Where?", the question of "How?" was answered.  I suppose we are all curious about Heaven, but we do not need to become so focused on Heaven that we forget the beauty of Here and Now.  The quest for the Narnia of the future was taking the beauty from the Here and Now.  "He wanted to know if it's true that there's something more when this something ends."  The sister became consumed with the legalistic answering of the question, the ailing brother knew all along it was much more important to live life to the fullest in the moment.  The author wisely tells us~

"Maybe Narnia also began when Mr. Lewis sat quietly and paid attention to his heart's voice.  Maybe we are each and every one of us born with our own stories, and we must decide how to tell those stories with our own life, or in a book.  OR ....could it be that all our stories come from one larger story."  

The younger ailing brother understood the deep meaning behind living in the moment.  "Some of us are born closer to the end of our story than others and he was one."

A sad ending?  No, you see the young boy left the legacy of though I will be gone your story has not ended.  I really want you to live your story to the fullest and cherish the time we had together.  Do not stop living--do no become bogged down in your grief, but continue onward in your story and live it abundantly.  We will meet again in Narnia someday.

"You made known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at the right hand are pleasures forevermore."
Psalm 16:11


  1. The more you describe this book, Lulu, the more I want to read it.

    1. To date, the best book I have read this year, Martha!


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