Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A Journey in the Dark

There were two main passages that influenced me heavily in my coming to CAP, so I wanted to share them with you:

-"It looked like the old Sam Gamgee siting there, except that his face was unusually thoughtful.
'Do you feel any need to leave the Shire now - now that your wish to see the Elves has come true already?' he asked.
'Yes, sir. I don't know how to say it, but after last night I feel different. I seem to see ahead, in a kind of way. I know we are going to take a very long road, into darkness; but I know I can't turn back. It isn't to see Elves now, nor dragons, nor mountains, that I want - I don't rightly know what I want: but I have something to do before the end, and it lies ahead, not in the Shire. I must see it through sir, if you understand me."
*Fellowship of the Ring

- When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, 'Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?' He said to him, 'Yes, Lord, you know that I love you. He said to him, 'Feed my lambs.' He then said to him a second time, 'Simon, son of John, do you love me?' He said to Him, 'Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.' He said to him, 'Tend my sheep.' He said to him a third time, 'Simon, son of John, do you love me?' Peter was distressed that he had said to him a third time, 'Do you love me?' and he said to him, 'Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.' Jesus said to him, 'Feed my sheep. Amen, amen, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to dress yourself and go where you wanted; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.' He said this signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God. And when he had said this, he said to him, "Follow me."
*John 21: 15-19

2 comments:

a.e. nee said...

is it everything you hoped for sam?

John said...

Rock out.