The thing you have to remember about Aslan–who symbolizes Jesus Christ in C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia–is the oft-repeated warning, “He’s not a tame lion.”
And Christianity is not a tame religion.
Do you ever wonder why the Romans tried to hard, for so long, to wipe out Christianity? After all, they tolerated other religions. Could it be they were afraid of Christianity?
Well, if they weren’t, they should’ve been. Because we Christians, if we take our faith at all seriously and try to be conformed to God’s Word rather than to the ways of this world, are crazy. Really. We are out to lunch.
We believe in an almighty God, in fact the only God, who loved the world so much, He sent His only begotten Son down from Heaven to be born as a baby, live as a man, keep the holy Law without committing a single sin, to be brutally murdered on the cross as atonement for our sins–who then rose from the dead, as He said He would, ascended into Heaven, and will surely come again: because it is His divine right to rule over all Creation.
He also walked on water.
And He has absolute authority. He has it–not the state, not Science. He has it, and only He. Jesus Christ the King of Kings, who was and is and is to be.
Could anything be more counter-cultural? Really, is this tame or wild? And all that stuff about salvation and eternal life, forgiveness of sins, miracles–oh, come on! miracles?–by all the standards of our worldly wisdom, this, as St. Paul said, is foolishness. “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness” (1 Corinthians 1:18).
O Lord our God, help us to embrace our wildness! In Jesus’ name, Amen.