Last week’s SYW started us off on a two-parter, with Share Your World meeting the world of Harry Potter. This week we have as usual Melanie’s muggle-themed queries alongside those of Roger, this time invoking The Chamber of Secrets.
Be sure to check out everyone’s answers and join in the fun!
Harry Potter can speak to snakes. If you were able to have conversations with any one animal, what animal would you like to speak to? What would be the topic of your first conversation?
Naturally, I’d like to be able to speak with our house pets: we’ve had dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and a snapping turtle that we rescued from a flood as a baby and set back in the creek after wintering with us. When they’re injured or sick, it would have been nice to ask them where it hurt so the vet could treat them more efficiently.
More fancifully, my answer would be: BIRDS! They always seem to be chattering to one another in such a cheerful mien. I’d like to start off by asking them to let me hear all the songs they sing to God, from the very beginning. It could take a long time. But I expect I’ll have eternity. 🕊️
The portraits in Hogwart’s dormitories can talk. If your graduation portrait could speak to people passing it by, what would it tell them?
Don’t rush into college! Take your time, get an apprenticeship/internship, even if it means working for free. Do volunteer work at a church or charity. Find out what your God-given passions are. Then make your decision about whether or not you need to go to college based on your career choice.
Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger use the Pollyjuice Potion for finding new clues for the happenings at Hogwarts. (The Pollyjuice Potion is a magic potion that allows your body to form into that of another and live their life for a few hours.) If you could transform into another being, who would you choose to be? What would you hope to learn?
Hm. Ugh. You see, I’d transform into . . . er . . . well, how about the person God would like me to be every moment of the day, whose flaws and weaknesses didn’t disappoint Him or the people around me? THAT would be glorious.
And what would I hope to learn? The secret of the universe: loving God and my neighbor perfectly.
There was a flooding in the girl’s bathroom where Moaning Myrtle resides. What has been the most dangerous (or comical) ‘flooding’ where you reside?
Remember that flood and the rescued snapping turtle? It was caused during a heavy week of rain when our creek flooded into the backyard and the water kept climbing. Our house at the time sat on a slope, with the back facing the creek. The backyard became a pool, then a lake, then a raging river with water surging around our back deck in swift eddies. When it reached the high windows, we began to worry. But, wonder of wonders, the rains passed and the waters went down.
I like to call that our Noah’s Ark experience.
II. Mundane or “Muggle” Questions.
(Serious one which is rather creepy): How do you think you’ll die? IF you do think about it?
I’ll die trusting in God my Savior.
What’s the best on-line screen name you’ve seen? “Best might mean the oddest.
What’s invisible that you wish people could see?
The above two bloggers, Corrie and Joseph, say it all in their posts. But condensed they add up to this for me: I, like Corrie, suffer from RA and, like other RA sufferers, as Corrie says, “We’re fighting to be normal but settle for what has become our normal.” For us and others with chronically debilitating, and painful diseases, our prayers can’t be answered fast enough and Christ can’t come quickly enough. But when Joseph asks, “What is the difference between your quickly and the Lord’s quickly?” I have to say, the difference lies in his love and omniscience.
Short answer: I wish people could see the pain that each person they meet during the day hides so that we would be more understanding towards one another and I wish they could see that they are loved and known, each one, beyond all they can dream and imagine.
If over time you replace parts on a car, at what point does it stop being the same car you bought? How many parts do you need to replace to make it a new car?
The moment you replace the engine and turn it on, you’re in a new car.