There comes a time in life, when we feel exhausted by the battle against the darkness, that we need to be reminded of who we are and what we fight for. Many things inspire me, and strengthen my resolve. Books are at the top of that list. With the horrifying news reports pouring in about children being ripped away from their parents, racism being embraced as never before, Intelligence reports from here and around the globe documenting attacks and treasonous actions against us, it’s easy to become desensitized and numb, and want to quit. As warriors of the Light, we cannot stop. No, we must not stop.
One of my favorite writers is Tolkien. In the final book in his Lord Of The Rings series, The Return Of The King, before the battle against Sauron, Aragorn says this:” Sons of Gondor, Of Rohan, 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, I bid you stand, Men of the West!”
We must not give in to fear. We must stand. Stand for the children, stand for the planet, stand for humanity, and stand for the light. Do not give in to the whispers of darkness, those insidious voices telling us it is hopeless. It is not. Rally your courage, your strength, your honor, your heart. We will not surrender, not now, and not ever. A day may come when the courage of men fails. Today is not that day! By all that we hold dear, we stand, and we fight. Blessings, Judith