C. S. Lewis on Thanksgiving

Statue by Ross Wilson in Belfast, Ireland

This statue was modeled after C. S. Lewis as he looked in 1919 and portrays Digory Kirke looking into the wardrobe from the Chronicles of Narnia.

We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is good, because it is good, if bad, because it works in us patience, humility and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country. ~ C.S. Lewis

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I thoroughly enjoyed the article by David Mitchel, Thanksgiving and Desire, Ordinary Time and Advent, and C. S. Lewis Week, on the Rabbit Room website today.  Mitchel calls November 22 – 29, “C. S. Lewis Week.” He explains:

The earliest day on which Thanksgiving Day may fall is November 22, the anniversary of Lewis’s death; the last day on which Thanksgiving may fall is November 28, the eve [of] Lewis’s birthday. So just as the approach of Thanksgiving Day reminds me that a resetting of the Church calendar is just around the corner, it also reminds me that I may be overdue for some extended meditation on some essay or story by Lewis.

Since Mitchel’s thoughts are insightful and pulled-together, I’ll stop here and encourage any C. S. Lewis fans to read his post and explore The Rabbit Room.

The Rabbit Room is the name of the back room of the The Eagle and Child pub where the Oxford Inklings (that is, Lewis, Tolkien, Charles Williams, and others) shared their stories. The Rabbit Room website is based in Nashville and also offers an online bookstore, music store, and blog with authors, songwriters, artists, and pastors contributing. Rabbit Room Press is their publishing arm. Hutchmoot is their “annual gathering in celebration of books, music, and works of art that tell the truth beautifully.”


Find more Thanksgiving quotes on TheSovereign.wordpress.com

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