C.S. Lewis in Belfast

Visiting Belfast for a couple of days and passed yesterday a sculpture of Lewis and the wardrobe. It started a train of thought back to the time when I read out the Narnia stories to my kids.

Lewis always reminds me of the fact that the world is big and fabulous – just look behind the door of the wardrobe … By opening the door and the imagination of the heart Lewis opened a pathway for children and adults to a magical world of stories.

He was born in Belfast in 1898 and died in 1963. He became a writer and lay theologian, member of the Anglican Church. Lewis faith profoundly affected his writings and thinking. On numerous occasions he stepped up as a strong defender of the Christian faith.

Still today his thoughts are widely cited by contemporary apologists from many denominations. He wrote more than 30 books of which “The Chronicles of Narnia” has sold the most and been popularised on stage, TV and cinema.

One of my favorite quotes of his is: “We are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” This is a thought that is worth remembering. Getting older doesn’t prevent you from dreaming and going for at new goal in life.

In 2013 Lewis was honoured with a floor stone at Poets Corner in Westminster Abbey. The inscription is a quote of Lewis himself: “I believe in Christianity as I believe the Sun has risen, not only because I see it but because by it I see everything else.”