Circle of Life (3)

‘Til we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the circle, the circle of life

Rafiki, the shaman, reminds Simba, now an adult lion, of his birth-right to be king. Simba struggles with this – he has done so much wrong. 

Rafiki reminds Simba that the spirit of his father, Mufasa, will always be with him.

He lives in you
He lives in me
He watches over
Everything we see…

Mufasa’s spirit tells Simba to take his place as king which he does.

At the beginning of the year Suzie didn’t feel good about herself and felt she should diet. She has already lost 2.5 stone

Yesterday I mentioned Bill’s return from hospital having survived coronavirus.

Simba, Suzie and Bill have a hope, a dream, perhaps a vocation. Suzie’s weight loss; Bill’s healing; Simba to be king.

Each needs personal strength and determination. They take active responsibility for life – not blaming others. ‘Hakuna Matata’ is not an option.

Each embraces the struggles and difficulties of life from a position of weakness, a sense of failure, an acceptance that things are not as they should be.

He lives in you There’s no mountain too great Hear the words and have faith
Have faith!

The Lion King speaks of the greater power that lives in Simba, giving him the strength to be king.

In the circle of life
It’s the wheel of fortune
It’s the leap of faith
It’s the band of hope…

We all take our place in the Circle of Life. We discover our calling and engage with the problems, worries and failures of life. Christian faith speaks of the spirit of truth and love that ‘lives with you and will be in you’. The Lion King shares a position of faith: I am not alone.


‘He lives in you’ Song from ‘The Lion King’ by Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, and Lebo M

‘The Circle of Life’ song from ‘The Lion King’ by Elton John & Tim Rice

Jesus words – John 14:16-21

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