“There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.” C.S. Lewis, Voyage of the Dawn Treader pg. 1
Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself. Philippians 2:3 (Net Bible)
If you, like me, have fallen in love with C. S. Lewis’ world of Narnia then you may be quite familiar with Eustace, one of the main characters inThe Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Though you may remember him well, you may not think quite so well of him. He does begin as most definitely “a thorn in the flesh” for our friends, Queen Lucy and King Edmond, not to mention every other crew member of that Narnia Ship. However, it would do us well, when thinking of Eustace to at least have the mindset of Reepicheep when he said, “The creature is no friend of mine but he is of the Queen’s blood...” We should also remember that by the end of the book Eustace was considered not just a friend but a dear one.