(…) my brothers, 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.
An hour of wolves and shattered shields, when the age of men comes crashing down, but it is not this day!
This day we fight!
By all that you hold dear on this good Earth (…)
Aragorn’s speech at the Black Gate,
from the movie “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King“
Well: last evening I watched again this beautiful movie.
I’m sorry: I must say that these words are not by J.R.R.Tolkien and we cannot find them into his book, but we can read in them some interesting expressions: brother, friend, fellowship, dear, good. And fight, of course.
Anyway these words describe our actual situation.
Each day we must fight against any evil power: first of all against our evil attitude. By all that we hold dear on this good Earth.
For our Love and for each we love.
And Aragorn uses “we”, not only “I”. We, brothers. We, friends. Our fellowship. Because “I” is simply nothing. Because “I” is without love.
In the same movie, in a similar situation, before a hopeless battle, King Theoden says:
(…) Ride now, ride now, ride! Ride for ruin and the world’s ending!
Death! Death! Death!
It’s really desperate and, in my opinion, without any sense. I cannot fight for death and ruin. I can and I must fight for Love and Good and Beauty. But not “I”: “we”. Toghether.
OK, I must admit it: I’m thinking of the Church.