High King Peter the Magnificent is my cousin.

He is both feared and respected on the battlefield.

Bullies laugh and jeer when they see me coming down the hall at school.

He has earned his title, for he is truly magnificent.

All I have ever earned is dragon scales and fiery breath.

Why was I chosen to go to Narnia?

I can't possibly follow in his footsteps.

Queen Susan the Gentle is my cousin.

She is known for her great beauty, tact, and grace.

I get tongue-tied at the dinner table at home with my parents.

Though she is called gentle, she has a quiet strength that people would do well to recognize.

I am a wimp through and through and everyone knows it.

Why was I chosen to go to Narnia?

I can't possibly follow in her footsteps.

King Edmund the Just is my cousin.

He holds the admiration and respect of everyone he meets.

I hear the whispers and giggles that follow me into almost every room.

He says he was once a traitor, but everyone remembers him as a truly merciful king.

I think people only remember that I was once a dragon.

Why was I chosen to go to Narnia?

I can't possibly follow in his footsteps.

Queen Lucy the Valiant is my cousin.

She is like the indomitable force that holds her kingdom together.

I am the the fool who almost let it apart because I couldn't follow simple directions.

She is full of light and warmth and love and faith.

I couldn't hold a candle to her.

Why was I chosen to go to Narnia?

I can't possibly follow in her footsteps.

I am the Lion who called you to Narnia.

My child, you are who I say you are.

You are not who someone else, including yourself, thinks you are.

You have learned much from me since we first met and I am pleased with your effort.

I chose you to come to Narnia for the same reason that I chose your cousins.

I wanted you to be with me for a little while so that you would know me better in your own world.

Do not compare yourself to your cousins.

I did not call you to follow in their footsteps.

I called you to follow Me.


Food for thought in 2019 and beyond. I hope you like it. Happy New Year everyone!