For so many people, life is always hard. Add in a global pandemic that has killed millions across the globe. Also, that pandemic has had an incredible economic impact on millions of others. Because of that you have a situation that is bound to lead to even more unhappiness and stress. In a recent social media post “Home Town” star Erin Napier wrestled with the world we are all living in during 2021, and have been living in for more than one year.
However, there is hope, according to what Napier shared. And, there is a level of comfort to be taken in the fact that during our history, humanity has gone through similar – and even worse – things.
On social media this week, Erin Napier shared a photo of her husband, Ben, dancing with one of their daughters in front of a fireplace in a living room. The live-action version of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is playing in the background.
‘Home Town’ Star Erin Napier Quotes Beloved Author C.S. Lewis in Recent Social Media Post
This adorable moment between a father and his child inspired Erin Napier to share comments from the beloved author C.S. Lewis. Napier quoted the famous “The Chronicles of Narnia” novelist in her recent post to Instagram.
Napier began her photo caption by talking about how Lewis inspired her. “C.S. Lewis gave me enormous comfort today, with words from 1948. Whether a bomb or a virus.”
She then shared a very lengthy quote she attributed to the respected author. Keep in mind that, as Erin Napier points out, the quote she shared from Lewis came after the world became aware of the destruction that could be caused by an atomic bomb.
Napier Shares Quote from C.S. Lewis About Doing ‘Sensible and Human Things’ During Times of Stress
“In one way we think a great deal too much of the atomic bomb. ‘How are we to live in an atomic age?’ I am tempted to reply: ‘Why, as you would have lived in the 16th century when the plague visited London almost every year, or as you would have lived in a Viking age when raiders from Scandinavia might land and cut your throat any night; or indeed, as you are already living in an age of cancer, an age of syphilis, an age of paralysis, an age of air raids, an age of railway accidents, an age of motor accidents,” Erin Napier shared from C.S. Lewis.
Her reflection on life also continued with more thoughts from the beloved author and theologian.
“This is the first point to be made: and the first action to be taken is to pull ourselves together. If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things—praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts—not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs,” Napier also quoted from Lewis. “