You may have heard the words, ‘Dead men walking’ or ‘Dead men talking’. It refers to people who are alive but remain dead in spirit and ill in soul. There are people who are monkeys who think they are lion’s as C S Lewis indicates in The Last Battle. But there are many good people who are much more than they are except they are not living in their true selves. I’m speaking mainly of religious people since these are the people to whom these posts are written.
HE IS YOU
Many folks know that we are called priests and kings by the Lord – but for them it remains a figure of speech more than a reality because they live from Christianity. But Christ is our life.
Why is this ignorance so common? It’s because so many have been short-changed. They have been sold a furphy by the father of lies. They have been led to believe that Jesus came among us and went back to heaven and left us with a religion about Himself. Quite wrong. HE LEFT US HIMSELF TO BE US. Incarnation means that Jesus manifests as His People.
THE KINGDOM OF SONS
C. S. Lewis has many parables of the Kingdom in His work. The Kingdom is different to Christianity as religion. It is oneness with God. In Jesus we are one substance with God. This is the spirit of sonship that is a state of being rather than the topic for a talk. In Jesus we are one with the Father and as such are fully alive.
A key as aspect of life to the full is to be fully yourself, undiluted by anything else. Note Aslan’s words below.
“Good old Strawberry,” said Polly. “I am glad he was one of the ones picked out to be a Talking Beast.” And the Cabby, who was now standing beside the children, said, “Strike me pink. I always did say that ’oss ’ad a lot of sense, though.”
“Creatures, I give you yourselves,” said the strong, happy voice of Aslan. “I give to you for ever this land of Narnia. I give you the woods, the fruits, the rivers. I give you the stars and I give you myself. The Dumb Beasts whom I have not chosen are yours also. Treat them gently and cherish them but do not go back to their ways lest you cease to be Talking Beasts. For out of them you were taken and into them you can return.” (1)
(1) Lewis, C. S.. The Magician’s Nephew (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 1) (pp. 121-122). HarperCollins Publishers. Kindle Edition.