So what say you?
"Those were the stories that meant something, even if you were too small to understand why, but I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going, because they were holding onto something."
"What are we holding onto, Sam?"
"That there is some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."
“It is the secret signature of each soul, the incommunicable and unappeasable want, the thing we desire before we met our wives or made our friends or chose our work, and which we still desire on our deathbeds, when the mind no longer knows wife or friend or work... All your life an unattainable ecstasy has hovered just beyond the grasp of your consciousness. The day is coming when you will wake to find, beyond all hope, that you have attained it.” – C.S. Lewis
Today You have called me to a glorious plan;
To overcome the challenge, to say that I can;
When I walk through the storm it's just for a season;
I don't need to know the purpose or reason;
But just to know that in You I'll overcome;
For in every purpose and season, I know who I'm from.
Darrell Hausmann, Poems for the Heart of God, p. 87
"The day of death is better than the day of birth." (Eccl. 7:1 NIV)
"And they were not afraid to die." (Rev. 12:11)