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“I was waiting for you,” said Gregory. “Might I have a moment’s conversation?”

“Certainly. About what?” asked Syme in a sort of weak wonder.

Gregory struck out with his stick at the lamp-post, and then at the tree. “About this and this,” he cried; “about order and anarchy. There is your precious order, that lean, iron lamp, ugly and barren; and there is anarchy, rich, living, reproducing itself–there is anarchy, splendid in green and gold.”

“All the same,” replied Syme patiently, “just at present you only see the tree by the light of the lamp. I wonder when you would ever see the lamp by the light of the tree.”

Title: The Man Who Was Thursday – A Nightmare

Author: G. K. Chesterton


…What is a lamp-post doing in a forest in Narnia?
This lamp-post leads Lucy (and later the rest of the children) into Narnia, where they meet Aslan face-to-face and find within themselves the nobility, faith, and bravery to accomplish great things and become kings and queens. As you reflect on your life of faith, what (or who) has been a lamp-post for you, leading you to Christ and helping you to find strength within?


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