Posts Tagged ‘sacrifice’

A Journey of Sacrifice

“You will have to manage without pocket-handkerchiefs, and a good many other things, before you get to the journey’s end.” (*The Hobbit*, 35) This is my favorite quote from J.R.R. Tolkien’s *The Hobbit*, because it communicates the very thing that makes an adventure great: sacrifice. Bilbo is...
June 3rd, 2014 | Art & Literature, Religion | Read More

Giving Up: The Significance of Sacrifice

I’ve been contemplating a new life motto: “I give up.” I consider this not in a self-loathing or self-pitying way, and this is not to say I don’t believe in my value or abilities (to an extent). Rather, I think of it in a relational way, a spiritual way, even, considering certain...
April 4th, 2013 | Religion | Read More