God and LotR

by Jan 12, 2004Critical Viewpoints

The whole story of Middle Earth, the Ring of Power, the War that is going on in Middle Earth, it can all be compared to a Christian’s daily life. See, the war in Middle Earth is like the spiritual war that is going on in the world. The ring, in such case, is the sinful nature you are born with. You don’t have to be taught how to do wrong, you have to be taught how to do right. When you are taught that, you know how to refuse human nature to do wrong. Similarly, you have to know what power the ring posesses in order to refuse it.
The quest of the ringbearer, Frodo, is much like the quest of a Christian. The quest determines the fate of the whole world. You must know where you are going, why you are going there. Stray but a little and you will fail.

In the Christian life, there are times that we wish that it wasn’t so hard being a Christian, that we could just sit back and none of the work would come to us. Well, I seem to recall a certain hobbit saying to Gandalf, ” I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.”
I most agree with Gandalf’s reply, and it summarizes everything I am trying to say.

“So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you.”

So with that in mind, live your life to the fullest, and know what to do with the time that you are given!


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