Wednesday, January 8, 2014

My Five Favorite - Tolkien Style

I often turn to my favorite authors to give me a little pick me up when I'm feeling down, and well I've been feeling down a lot recently.  I've been comforted from an odd source in the words of Mr. J.R.R. Tolkien over the last few weeks.  He has a lot to say, subtly, on faith and perserverance.  So today I'm sharing my Five Favorite quotes (okay Six Favorite) of J.R.R. Tolkien that have spoken to me through my struggles.
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My favorite right now is, hands down, this:

I'm trying to remind myself that it is not the ability of the body, but the ability of the spirit which is important.
 It's a hard lesson to learn.

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  1. I love that quote by Gandalf. I read LOTR years ago, but that one has always stuck with me. And I think it's in the movie too, which helps :) I've never read much about Tolkein, but maybe I should.

    I like the last quote too.

  2. Tolkien's words always bring me such comfort. The ones I always reach for in such times and the ones that have sustained me in the past are these: "The darkness was but a small and passing thing; there was light and high beauty forever beyond its reach."

    Said a prayer for you just now. c: And remember, our grief is never fruitless when united to Christ. I have to remind myself of that often!


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