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August 31, 2018 at 1:58 pm #31456
It would be such a heavy feeling to know that because you are “important” and need to be protected, people will die. The Igiby kids have had to deal with this knowledge for awhile now, starting at least back in book two when they contemplated Gnag coming to Skree because of them. How would you process this if you were in their place? What would you do if you had to make choices that could result in innocent people being hurt? Do you agree with the choices they make?
August 31, 2018 at 8:19 pm #31471
I would crawl in a closet and cry because I’d feel so bad! I would never forgive myself. But I guess you slways gotta, “Be kind to yourself”!
September 9, 2018 at 2:53 am #31507
If the focus is ME, then it becomes a double-edged sword: considering self-preservation on one side and guilt for the cost of my life on the other.
But that’s what stirs in the characters of this story over and over: the bigger picture of willing sacrifice and many people(s) dying freely for their particular reasons. One is not necessarily responsible for what others do for them. If they are doing it for the wrong reasons and you have opportunity to help them see that, that is one thing.
But if the Maker has proven himself to you and others, and they are acting upon it in faith, then it’s not about you — it’s all about Him. It’s about His plan. And if the One in control is omniscient in the story , then you can know He is trustworthy in even the darkest night.