I’m currently working my way through the Chronicles of Narnia, which was one of my goals on my Autumn To Do List. Like many folk, I’m very familiar with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe novel but I realised that I had never read the full Narnia series and had no idea what happened at the end in The Last Battle! I just knew that I loved the Narnian world of snow and lamp posts and magic beasts and Aslan. Oh boy, he might just be my favourite literary character of all time. Who doesn’t feel better when Aslan is around?! Despite the novels being intended for children, I have found them very enjoyable to read and I can pick up on the Christian imagery in a way that would have escaped me as a child. I also like children’s books that don’t patronise children’s intelligence; there were plenty of words that I had to look up the meaning of! If you have never read them then they are so worth a read.
I was pleased to hear that they unveiled a stone for C.S. Lewis in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey yesterday. It seems to be a fitting honour for such an impressive man. I love the line from one of his own lectures which is inscribed around the placard: “I believe in Christianity as I believe the sun has risen. Not only because I can see it but because by it I can see everything else.”