Thursday, June 30, 2005
From the Book & Movie of JRR Tolkein’s The Lord of The Rings, The Return of the King:
It’s the final battle for Middle Earth, Frodo and Sam must destroy the ring in the fires of Mt Doom. As they journey towards the fires,
Aragorn seeks to inspire his hopelessly outnumbered men against what seems like a sure defeat. The Dark Lord Sauron and Hell’s swarming legions have amassed before them and the courage of Aragorn’s fighters is weakening. So riding along the front lines of his gathered, but rather lowly army, He shouts:
“I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship. But it is not this day.....This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, men of the West.”
This is not the day to quit, give up, or be discouraged. This is the day to Fight! Be encouraged today! You are destined for Victory!