The King’s Grace

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It’s About Time

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Our chief purpose

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So it may be said that
the chief purpose of life,
for any one of us, is to increase
according to our capacity
our knowledge of God
by all the means we have,
and to be moved by it
to praise and thanks.

— J.R.R. Tolkien
Letters

Not an easy journey

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There are no
safe paths in this
part of the world.
You are over the Edge
of the Wild now,
and in for
all sorts of fun.

–J.R.R. Tolkien,
The Hobbit

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Love still grows

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The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places. But still there is much that is fair. And though in all lands, love is now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater.

–J. R. R. Tolkien

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A sense of exile

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We all long for Eden
and we are constantly glimpsing it:
our whole nature is still soaked
with the sense of exile.

–J.R.R. Tolkien
(1892 – 1973)

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It’s worth fighting for

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Frodo: I can’t do this, Sam.

Sam: I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.

Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?

Sam: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.

― J.R.R. Tolkien
The Two Towers

Catching glimpses

We all long for Eden,
and we are constantly glimpsing it:
our whole nature . . . is still
soaked with the sense of exile. 

–J.R.R. Tolkien

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