“But there I have another name” by C.S. Lewis

“‘Please, Aslan,’ said Lucy. ‘Before we go, will you tell us when we can come back to Narnia again? Please. And oh, do, do, do make it soon.’

‘Dearest,’ said Aslan very gently, ‘you and your brother will never come back to Narnia.’

‘Oh, Aslan!!’ said Edmund and Lucy both together in despairing voices.

‘You are too old, children,’ said Aslan, ‘and you must begin to come close to your own world now.’

‘It isn’t Narnia, you know,’ sobbed Lucy. “It’s you. We shan’t meet you there. And how can we live, never meeting you?’

‘But you shall meet me, dear one,’ said Aslan.

‘Are– are you there too, Sir?’ said Edmund.

‘I am,’ said Aslan. ‘But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.'”

–C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 5 (New York: HarperCollins, 1952/1994), 540-541.

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Filed under C.S. Lewis, Christian Theology, Jesus Christ, Literature, Narnia, Quotable Quotes

3 responses to ““But there I have another name” by C.S. Lewis

  1. Dante Cuales, Jr.

    I love that excerpt! Beautiful!

  2. Awesome. Just reading “Voyage” for the first time, can you believe it? But I feel lucky to not yet know how everything unfolds. Thank you for this excerpt and for your site.

  3. Joel

    Lord Jesus Christ

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