Sunday, January 3, 2010

Good Worth Fighting For

Last night I was laying on my back looking up at the ceiling while Kathryn watched the end of the Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers. Interesting perspective to listen to the dialogue and not see the pictures.

Sam and Frodo are having a conversation about their journey and here is what they said -

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 on to, Sam?
Sam: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.

There is darkness now but one day the light will come back, we are holding on and fighting for the goods things in this world. For our families, for our heritage, for our freedoms that were bravely bought with brave mens' blood, and for our God. May we remember to fight and know both the savor of victory and the bitterness of defeat.

No comments:

Post a Comment