Meaningful Lines

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Meaningful Lines

Postby parableproductions » Dec 31, 2012 2:45 pm

I've started listening to the unabridged audio books (again) - still searching for my printed copies since my move. There are many lines in the books that have deep spiritual meanings or will spark a thought that will lead to a deep spiritual meaning. While listening today, one of those hit me - and I'd like to know what some lines that have sparked similar spiritual realizations in you.

The line that jumped out at me today was in the section where the White Witch comes to talk to Aslan after Edmund has been rescued. Everyone except Edmund is somewhat afraid of the Witch - horrified by her fierce look. The Witch states that Aslan has a traitor with him.

But Edmund had got past thinking about himself after all he'd been through and after the talk he'd had that morning. He just went on looking at Aslan. It didn't seem to matter what the Witch said.


When I heard that part read - I kept thinking that when Satan accuses us (and he continually does even if just by bringing up past sins from years ago), we need to get past thinking about ourselves and just keep looking at Jesus.
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Re: Meaningful Lines

Postby De_De » Jul 09, 2013 8:40 am

Wow, I really like that insight parableproductions,
Ok, I'll start off with Puddleglum's speech in SC
Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things--trees and grass and sun and moon and stars and Aslan himself. Supose we have. Then all I can say is that, in that case, the made-up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones. Suppose this black pit of a kingdom of yours is the only world. Well, it strikes me as a pretty poor one. And that's a funny thing, when you come to think of it. We're just babies making up a game, if you're right. But four babies playing a game can make a play-world which licks your real world hollow. That's why I'm going to stand by the play-world. I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it. I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia.

I just love Lewis for writing that. It is so true. That is what I feel like saying to atheists when they tell me that I Christianity is just something made up. The first time I read that, it just struck me!

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Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia.

It reminds me that once you are a son or daughter of God always a son or daughter of God. God will never stop loving us and no one can take away our crown, our right to be called sons and daughters of God.
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Re: Meaningful Lines

Postby Varnafinde » Jul 10, 2013 5:26 am

Edmund
had become his real old self again and could look you in the face. And there on the field of battle Aslan made him a knight.

"Does he know," whispered Lucy to Susan, "what Aslan did for him? Does he know what the arrangement with the Witch really was?"

"Hush! No. Of course not," said Susan.

"Oughtn't he to be told?" said Lucy.

"Oh, surely not," said Susan. "It would be too awful for him. Think how you'd feel if you were he."

"All the same I think he ought to know," said Lucy. But at that moment they were interrupted.


Think how you'd feel if you were he.
And in our world, we are. And I agree with Lucy that he ought to know - as do we all.

I wonder if it reflects badly on Susan that she thinks Edmund's feelings should be spared by hiding the truth from him. Shouldn't she realise that it can turn the other way too - when Edmund hears what Aslan did for him, won't he love him even more?
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