Thursday, May 21, 2009

Saruman Ring-maker @ ND

A must read.
Athos comes through again.

"…about the body of Saruman a grey mist gathered, and rising slowly to a great height like smoke from a fire, as a pale shrouded figure it loomed over the Hill. For a moment it wavered, looking to the West; but out of the West came a cold wind, and it bent away, and with a cold sigh dissolved into nothing. …long years of death were suddenly revealed in [the body], and it shrank, and the shrivelled face became rags of skin upon a hideous skull."

Saruman's death: Shippey suggests that Saruman represents a character 'eaten up inside' by his desires. —The Return of the King, p.363

Don't miss this link to Athos' link HERE

Whether this scenario is one that I Wun will face directly or not I don't know but we who are following in his shadow will certainly witness to the many deaths.

We must remember that responsibility is ours as we voted him into office and even after his 100-days we continue to swoon over him as if he truly were Saruman. The problem seems to me to be that we hold truths to be self-evident only in terms that are governmental and not religious. The Church claims truths and yet we (and that includes many clergy and bishops) seem to think that they are optional. How does a Church pray for unity and yet strives not to help its members come to unity in the most basic of truths?

1 comment:

David Nybakke said...

I believe to bring about a different path - one of life instead of death - it will take our individual repentance and a true metanoia to effect and affect a desire for unity of the body of Christ. Only through a unified body of Christ can we fight the good fight for life. Pray for grace to heal, reconcile and unify His Body so that we may be true instruments of His Will.