Did you know that on the very same day President Kennedy died, CS Lewis also passed away? I didn't either, not until my brother sent me an email about it.
But what surprises me more, is I cannot find anything about CS Lewis' death in the newspapers back then. Nothing at all in our local paper of both Nov 22 and 23 of 1963. Was he not famous until after his death?
Of course back in the 4th grade in 1963, I doubt I had even heard of CS Lewis. You can go here to read. 100 of his most famous quotes. The quotes are all done up Pinterest style so they are fun to see. What I love most about C S Lewis is he made so much sense!
For example one of my favorites:
“What would really satisfy us would be a God who said of anything we happened to like doing, ‘What does it matter so long as they are contented?’ We want, in fact, not so much a Father in Heaven as a grandfather in heaven — a senile benevolence who, as they say, ‘liked to see young people enjoying themselves,’ and whose plan for the universe was simply that it might be truly said at the end of each day, ‘a good time was had by all.’”
— "The Problem of Pain"
Very wise man because look, he even said this:….
Back to JFK….I remember seeing many teachers crying at school the day he died but I couldn't figure out what was going on. Then Mr. Dow, our scary principal (principals were always scary back then) came into our 4th grade class and told us. That's it. I was worried about all those sad teachers. I remember thinking…."Why are they so upset? It's not like they all are related to him." Obviously I didn't get it. Is anyone old enough here besides me to remember the day President Kennedy died? I'd be curious to find out how you found out…who told you? What was your reaction?
"Charity is accepting someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn't handle something the way we might have hoped...The best and most clear indicator that we are progressing spiritually and coming unto Christ is the way we treat other people..." -Marvin J. Ashton