Choosing Loyalty

Choosing Loyalty  “Now they were come to the bitter end. But he had stuck to his master  all the way; that was what he had chiefly come for, and he would still stick to him. his master would not go to Mordor alone.”  ~The Two Towers, Book 4, Chapter 3~  Everyone needs a Sam, at […]

Gollum: Mankind Bound By Sin (Part II)

Gollum: Mankind Bound By Sin (Part II)  Last week we talked about the important lessons we could learn from the character of Gollum in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. We learned that: Gollum teaches us a very important lesson in terms of relationships as well as humility, and thankfulness. Relationships – Our relationship with God should […]

Gollum: Mankind Bound By Sin ( Part I)

Gollum: Mankind Bound By Sin (Part I)  Looking at Smeagol, who most of us better know as Gollum, I cannot help but feel this character is perhaps the closest to humanity in terms of our struggles with temptation. This is why it seemed only fitting to explore this rather decrepit looking Lord of the Rings […]

The Bitter Ways Of Betrayal

The Bitter Ways Of Betrayal “We’ll be nice to them, very nice, if they’ll be nice to us, won’t we, yes, yes.”  ~ Gollum from The Two Towers, Book 4, Chapter 1 ~   When I First Saw Gollum I… Gollum is perhaps the most complex and conflicted character within Tolkien’s works. Sharing Frodo’s humble […]