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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Losing the war

What do you get if you mix Syria, spiritual warfare and Lord of the Rings?
There are two enemies in The Lord Of The Rings.  The first one is the Dark Lord, Sauron, in his tower of BaradDûr.   Sauron wants to subdue all opposition to his will in Middle Earth.  He can be and must be withstood by sword and bow, but sword and bow cannot deliver final victory over him.  The other adversary is the Ring of Power.   The Ring whispers to you on the inside, telling you of all the good you could do, all the wrongs you could right, if you’d just slip in onto your finger and claim it as your own.  The Ring cannot be defeated by force, but only by humility and ascesis. “This kind cometh not out save by prayer and fasting.”

Continue reading here, long, but worth a read.

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