Loving Jesus and Care for Others

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Oct 21, 2008 by Howard Baker | 0 Comments

Both the example of C.S. Lewis and his words have much to inspire and teach us about the childlike simplicity of loving Jesus and care for others in these complex times:

"When The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was first published in 1950, it became an instant bestseller. Hundreds of children wrote letters to C. S. Lewis, and with the help of Warnie, he answered nearly every one. Lewis never forgot what it was like to be a child. He remembered wrestling with his questions and thoughts and feelings-and how he felt adults ignored or dismissed them.

Lewis always responded to his fans with thoughtful letters of his own. He thanked them for the drawings they sent of their favorite characters. He answered their questions about Narnia and writing and life in general. Sometimes he gave them simple but profound spiritual advice. Less than a month before he died in 1963, he penned the following letter. It turned out to be a fond and fitting farewell to all of his devoted readers:

Dear Ruth,

Many thanks for your kind letter, and it was very good of you to write and tell me that you like my books; and what a very good letter you write for your age!

If you continue to love Jesus, nothing much can go wrong with you, and I hope that you may always do so. I'm so thankful that you realized the "hidden story" in the Narnian books. It is odd, children nearly always do, grown-ups hardly ever.

I'm afraid the Narnian series has come to an end, and am sorry to tell you that you can expect no more.

God bless you.

Yours sincerely,
C. S. Lewis."



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