Your Black Lion
I Am: J.R.R. Flores
Call Me: Aslan, the Black Lion, among others
Entered This World: The fourth day of the tenth month of the nineteenhundredth-and-eighty-third year of Our Lord.
Locks: as Pencil Lead
Soul-Windows: as Dark Chocolate
Calling: Defender of Grammar and Preacher of Comprehension in the English Language. A Causer-to-Learn.
The Way My Heart’s Blood Moves: Melancholic-Phlegmatic
The Way My Soul Journeys: The Way of Christ
What I Live: A life unlike the rest, a life that chooses to be different.
When I Live: Whenever I love.
How I Live: On wings of eternity.
Why I Live: Because Someone died that I might live.
Why a lion? The lion is a traditional symbol of strength and royalty, but I am neither strong nor of noble blood. But my Lord is the Lion of Judah, and I take this as homage to Him. I am nothing like Him, but He loves me and calls me nonetheless.
Why rampant? The left-facing rampant lion is a symbol of magnanimity. This means:
|1.||generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness: to be magnanimous toward one’s enemies.|
|2.||high-minded; noble: a just and magnanimous ruler.|
It is not a reality, but an ideal I seek to make a reality in my life.
Why sable? The color sable (black) in heraldry represents the virtues of science, modesty and affliction. I know that in and of myself I am empty, it is only through my relationship with my Lord that I amount to anything. My life is not easy, for no one’s life is. It is through affliction that we learn, that we grow.