Sunday, July 13, 2014
Sunday Trip: Eden
From: CS Lewis' The Magician's Nephew (The Chronicles of Narnia)
The quote: But now Aslan was speaking again, almost in a whisper:
"That is what would have happened, child, with a stolen apple. It is not what will happen now. What I give you now will bring joy. It will not, in your world, give endless life, but it will heal. Go. Pluck her(*) an apple from the Tree."
The Progress: Apples were they with which we were beguiled;
Yet sin, not apples, hath our souls defiled.
Apples forbid, if eat, corrupt the blood;
To eat such, when commanded, does us good.
Drink of His flagons, then, thou church, His dove,
And eat His apples, who are sick of love.
(*) Digory's seriously ill mother