February 28, 2015

What happens in the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Lent is shocking

Say a Simple “Yes” | Real Life Catholic: Engaging a GenerationSTEFANICK: In C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia, Mr. Beaver describes the Christ-figure, Aslan the Lion, in these words to Susan: “Aslan is a lion—the Lion, the great Lion.” “Ooh” said Susan. “I’d thought he was a man. Is he-quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion”…”Safe?” said Mr Beaver. “Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”

We like to tame Jesus with images that make him so approachable, so tame, so mild, it’s almost boring. I think we do that because we prefer a Jesus who doesn’t get in our business. Who stays in his place. Who doesn’t really challenge us.

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