Wednesday, February 28, 2007

"I can't do this, Sam"

Frodo Baggins: “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 matter. 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 with so much bad happened?

But in the end it is 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 stay 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!”

Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers

Reflection moments

1. What burdens are you carrying today?

2. Why are you carrying them?

3. What gives you hope.

Lord, we look at the burdens that we have placed upon ourselves and we are weary. Help us to put down these burdens. Help us to recognise and carry only these burdens you ask us to carry. Give us the courage and the strength to discard the rest. Give us hope so that we can walk for another day.


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Blogger doc said...

we carry these burden because where our treasure is, there will our heart be also. many of these are of the world, that's why the yoke is heavy.

the solution is simple - Christ has admonished us to carry His cross instead, if we love Him.

very good post, alex. it spoke to me & i'm determined to walk another day.

12:07 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

hi doc,

It spoke to me too. Sometimes we carry too many crosses (burdens). Unfortunately what we carry are crosses of pride, ambition, unforgivenness, pride, bitterness and anger.

Jesus however only wants us to carry the cross he has given us. That is why he said his yoke is light.


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