C.S. Lewis, a parable, a story - John Van Sloten

December 04, 2005

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryWe begin our series on "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by looking at the parable of the life of it's author C.S. Lewis

The Lion all began with a Faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wood. This picture had been in my mind since I was about sixteen. Then one day, when I was about forty, I said to myself: Let's try to make a story out of it.
C.S. Lewis,It All Began with a Picture

"Supposing by casting all these things (Christian truths) into an imaginary world, stripping them of their stained glass and Sunday-school associations, one could make them appear in their real potency? Could one not thus steal past those watchful dragons that paralyze so much religion?"
Lewis, Sometimes Fairy Stories may say it best.

Then he told them many things in parables...
Jesus in Matthew 13:3

This is why I speak to them in parables: "Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand. In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: " 'You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.'
Jesus in Matthew 13:13-15

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April 14, 2013
It seems to me that the pearl of great price is to know Christ. And this is life eternal that they might know thee, the only true God and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. The reoasn we have to give everything up is because of the commandment that Thou shalt have no other gods before me. We can\'t have anything else in the world matter to us. I don\'t think it\'s a literal sell everything to get the pearl ; honestly, what could we sell that would matter? The only thing we truly have to give is our broken spirit and contrite heart. Selling our worldly possessions would be simply giving back to God what he gave us in the first place. No, I think there\'s nothing short of a complete divestment of all our worldly preoccupations that will get us the pearl.

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