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'I was wishing that I came of a more honorable lineage.'
'You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve.' said Aslan. 'And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth. Be content.'
C.S. Lewis, 'Prince Caspian'
I was talking to a friend, and mentioned Dolly the sheep. She had no idea what I was talking about :-o
I've just Googled it, and discovered Dolly was born 20 years ago (at which time my friend was six). But to me this is a recent event.
I will sing into the nightAnd here's the whole song if you want to listen to it:
Christ is risen and on high
Greater is He
Living in me
Than in the world
No surrender, no retreat
We are free and we're redeemed
We will declare
You are the hope
If I'm going to invest myself into this, if I'm going to beautify - use my skill to beautify - this message, I need to really make sure that it's a message I want to beautify.
|Omoc from Stargate SG1 episode 17, 'Enigma'|
|Teal'c under arrest|
TEAL'C: Hanno's father died by my hand. No one else's. I am responsible. What I did while serving Apophis, I will not hide from.
O'NEILL: Even if the punishment is death?
TEAL'C: Then that is what I deserve.
O'NEILL: Tell us what happened to your wife.
DANIEL: Her name is Sha're. She was captured by Apophis' serpent guards, and changed [...]
O'NEILL: And how did she get to be one of the victims?
DANIEL: The leader of the serpent guards picked her out of a crowd of other women, at random, really.
O'NEILL: Who was this serpent guard?
DANIEL: The OLD Teal'c. At that time, he hadn't joined us yet. He didn't know me or that Sha're was my wife.
O'NEILL: But the fact is you now work side by side with the man responsible for your wife's fate.
JACKSON: It was difficult for me at first; I wanted to hate him. But now I know that it was a different Teal'c that chose Sha're and I know that if there were any way for him to help me get my wife back, this Teal'c would do it gladly. Even if it meant giving up his own life. This Teal'c is my friend.
TEAL'C: There were fifty human captives. All were unarmed. Apophis ordered me to slaughter them all.
CARTER: But you didn't, did you?
TEAL'C: I did not.
CARTER: What did you do?
TEAL'C: I turned my weapon on my fellow serpent guards.
CARTER: It was a huge risk for you, wasn't it, Teal'c?
TEAL'C: I made a decision.
The moment when he changed direction (literally and figuratively)
HANNO: I have just one question for you.
DANIEL: What is it?
HANNO: Can any of his present or future actions bring my father back from the dead?
DANIEL: No, nothing will do that.
HANNO: Then obviously no amount of good done in the past or the present will erase the guilt of what he has done.
HANNO: You would protect those who want to kill you?TEAL’C: I would protect those who deserve to live.HANNO: I was mistaken. My memory was faulty. You are not he who killed my father.TEAL’C: I am the one.HANNO: No. He is dead. You have killed him.
“In our world,” said Eustace, “a star is a huge ball of flaming gas.”
“Even in your world, my son, that is not what a star is but only what it is made of."
From the Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.