An excerpt from…

An excerpt from “The Silver Chair”:
“Please, what task sir?” said Jill.
“The task for which I called you and him here out of your own world.” (Aslan)
This puzzled Jill very much. “It’s mistaking me for someone else,” she thought. She didn’t dare to tell the Lion this, though she felt things would get into a dreadful muddle unless she did.
“Speak your thought, Human Child,” said the Lion.
“I was wondering-I mean-could there be some mistake? Because nobody called me and Scrubb, you know. It was we who asked to come here. Scrubb said we were to call to-to Somebody-it was a name I wouldn’t know-and perhaps the Somebody would let us in. And we did, and then we found the door open.”
“You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you,” said the Lion.
“Then you are Somebody, Sir?” said Jill.
“I am.”

Then the questions that followed:
-Why is it hard for Jill to think that the Lion called her instead of the other way around?
-Do you tend to credit yourself with too much power or to accept too little responsibility for events in your life?
-What are some of the repercussions of each tendency?

I am currently reading “A Year With Aslan” and today’s was really thought provoking.  It was also, I guess, proof that C.S. Lewis was reformed.


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