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    • Matt Wheeler
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      The Councillor is clearly pragmatic – to a fault. His eyes are blinded to the concept of beauty as being important. I think of the start of Makoto Fujimura’s “Culture Care”, where his wife comes home with a bouquet of flowers, though Mako & his wife are barely getting by financially. Mako relates that he was initially angry, but then his wife totally disarmed him with her reply of “we need to feed our souls, too”. The Councillor’s words come from where Mako was at at the start of that story.


    • Matt Wheeler
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      Then two Voices seem to embody the Letter of the Law & the Spirit of the Law. Kind of a “bad cop, good cop” pairing. It shows that both holiness & grace vitally matter.


    • Matt Wheeler
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      It means that any type of creation can be generative, to borrow Makoto Fujimura’s term. Singer-songwriter Denison Witmer says of his kids that they’re his greatest creative endeavor. It means that my own songwriting can be generative, & it’s reflecting the image of God through me, but so is caring for my son who has autism, so is teaching a student how to multiply fractions, so is tending my yard. Knowing that our Heavenly Father makes & invites us to subcreate vests all of our generative work with meaning.


    • Matt Wheeler
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      C.S. Lewis wrote, “Now the story of Christ is simply a true myth: a myth working on us…but with this tremendous difference that it really happened. Myths & fairy tales are often epic in scale, or may seem too good to be true. The Story that God is telling through The Gospel is certainly unconventional, but it inspires wonder, as fairy tales do, & seeing the world around me through the lens of the true tale of Gospel helps me see more clearly.


    • Matt Wheeler
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      The resolution of “The Horse & His Boy”, especially the moment when Aslan tells Shasta/Cor & Aravis that there weren’t multiple lions – & that he was the lion they had seen & been so scared of, when, in reality, he was the quiet, unseen hand guiding their way.

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