Sayings of the wise“It is not simply to be taken for granted that the Christian has the privilege of living among other Christians. Jesus Christ lived in the midst of his enemies.
So the Christian, too, belongs not in the seclusion of a cloistered life but in the thick of foes. There is his commission, his work.”
by Dietrich Bonhoeffer Life Together, Chapter 1, p17
‘That you will, dearie, and no mistake,’ said Mrs Beaver; ‘If there’s anyone who can appear before Aslan without their knees knocking, they’re either braver than most of else just silly.’— C.S. Lewis, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Chap. 8 “What happened after Dinner”
‘Then he isn’t safe?’ said Lucy.
‘Safe?’ said Mr. Beaver; ‘don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you’
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