Monday, September 17, 2012

A high and lonely destiny?

We've been reading through the Chronicles of Narnia at our house over the last couple months.  If you haven't ever done so, they are great easy reads.  They weave Biblical truths into a captivating story.  My kids love them.

This quote (said by 'the witch' from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe) stood out to me recently:

"You must learn, child, that what would be wrong for you or for any of the common people is not wrong in a great Queen such as I.  The weight of the whole world is on our shoulders. We must be freed from all rules. Ours is a high and lonely destiny." (The Magician's Nephew, p 62).

Do we ever have that attitude?  "I'm leading this thing so the rules don't apply to me."  Or at the very least: "I can bend the rules as necessary."  

On the surface, most of us don't struggle with this, but watching our motives and desires can be pretty telling.  May we all seek to live with full integrity.

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