Wisdom From Gandalf

This is a powerful quote from the new movie by Peter Jackson – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. We shared this on our social media channels and wanted to make it available here as well. Please share if you agree with this.

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This was said by a fictional character, Gandalf. It would be safe to say the really J.R.R. Tolkien is who this should be attributed to, but I think it is okay to just say Gandalf.

What helps you to keep darkness at bay in your own personal life?

4 Comments

  1. Oddly, LOTR is the only thing that has helped me process and grieve through the loss of my mission. Ever. Good choice.

  2. Aaron Court says:

    My first thought is, “is it secret (or sacred), is it safe?”
    On a more serious note, I believe that J.R.R. Tolkien was divinely inspired to write his amazing trilogy — a masterpiece for race of mankind. I remember that C.S. Lewis was his good friend, who has often encouraged J.R.R. with his writing, and especially in finding a publisher for his book. I understand that Tolkien had much difficulty in locating a publisher who would risk taking on a book so different from much of the literature of the day.
    Anyways, I believe that the themes of good verses evil, and the characterizations of the different ethnic groups, ie. Elves, Hobbits, Men, Dwarfs, is a fascinating and wonderful story, with a clear and powerful narration style.
    Your quote is one of the most profound truths of LOTR. It resonates with our scriptures — and I’m paraphrasing, “by the simple and weak things [of the earth], great things are brought to pass”. Of course, there are many more wonderful truths interwoven with the text of the story.
    Thank you very much for putting together this blog — hope to participate and contribute regularly in the near future.

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