no one ever did

From some reading with the kids yesterday in The Hobbit: [Bilbo] did not, or course, expect that any one would remember that it was he who discovered all by himself the dragon’s weak spot; and that was just as well, for no one ever did. (chapter 15, “The Gathering of the Clouds”) Tolkien describes aContinue reading “no one ever did”

we might all try minding our own business

These two reminders from C.S. Lewis about minding our own business have something profound to do with the office of prophethood and the spreading of truth. This fact that bold proclamation, intimate communication and strict attention to privacy are all mutually dependent is somewhat counterintuitive but true. “Child,” said the Voice, “I am telling youContinue reading “we might all try minding our own business”