C. S. Lewis: Of whom it could be said...

CS Lewis headshotAs I continue in the early days of 2014, with my C. S. Lewis project/focus, I am reading a very nice and accessible book - The Spiritual Legacy of C. S. Lewis by Terry Glaspy. In fact, this book is so good, that if you want to read ONE introduction to the life and thoughts of Lewis, I recommend this one. It is many short chapters (2-4 pages). Their brevity and clarity make them easy to read and easy to progress through the book.

In finishing the section devoted to Lewis' life, Glaspey has this to say about the man and his legacy:

A firm commitment to orthodoxy
A scintillating wit
A logical mind
An ever-fresh imagination
A man surrendered to God
In love with life
Ready to share all he could with others.

Here was an example of the Christian life in action.

Not only did I so value this "spot-on" description of Lewis, it also created in me the longing to be such a person with similar qualities, of course, modified by my own personality, strengths, giftings and vocation. Still... it is so good to have starting points and standards to see and from which to move forward toward our own legacy.

I do wonder what people will say about you and I when our time is over and we have departed. Legacy is the results of a long obedience in the same direction, a life well lived, a soul shaped by the deep work of Christ. May it be so for us this new week.

Brian K. Rice
Leadership ConneXtions International
BrianRice@lcileaders.org

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