"You don't expect an apologist to write much about dying and death. That's for the evangelist trying to close the sale. But the great apologist C. S. Lewis wrote surprisingly often about the death that awaits us all.
"Lewis wrote so much about death because he believed so strongly in the reality of Heaven and Hell, and wanted his readers to get to the first and not the second. Our final end is the real point of almost all his writing.
"The pandemic may make us think about a little more about our inevitable death than we usually do. And therefore about how we should live to be prepared for it. Here's where Lewis is so helpful. He saw clearly how the end of life tells us how to live."
The Stream: CS Lewis on Facing a Pandemic, or, How to Live Knowing We Will Die (6 DEC 20)