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TUESDAY, November 22 CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS, Apologist and Spiritual Writer, 1963
1 Corinthians 3:16 Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?
In the Episcopal Church, we take this day to commemorate the life of one of the twentieth century’s most influential Christians, C.S. Lewis, known to his Oxford colleagues as “Saint Jack.” No person has had a greater impact on my life than Lewis.
On one visit to Oxford, my wife and I followed the steps of his life. We explored his home, college, and places he spent time with his wife and friends. We walked his favorite path, Addison’s Walk, where he experienced the Divine in such a profound way that it led to his conversion from atheism to Christianity. When we visited his grave to say goodbye, I was left with a sense of melancholy. I felt, in a small way, I had lived Jack’s story, and now it had concluded. Truthfully, Jack’s story isn’t over. He is no less alive in Christ than we are. He resides with Jesus, the saints, and all the company of heaven. Happy feast of Saint Jack, everyone!
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