The Narnia books are some of my absolute favorites, and I’m always discovering new insights for my faith walk.
This article is about the elder sister, Susan. Although her siblings are sad at her neglect of Narnia, they quickly dismiss her inattention. They have passed from the world into a heavenly realm, and The Last Battle narrative moves on to the delights of Aslan’s country.
But what happens to Susan when she gets the call that her three siblings, parents, cousin, and friends have died in a railway accident?
As C. S. Lewis famously said, “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”