I’m reading over the Mythic Truth website . It’s a detailed analisys of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy from a Catholic perspective. I must say that this is a very good work. The explaination of how “Middle Earth” came into being is a little geeky for me, but there are some great comparisons here. I would encourage any LOTR fan to look over this. At some point (as with any work that delves deep into someones Theological perspective, there may be some things that you don’t agree with. But overall, this is a great piece of writing. Over the next few posts (how often or lack thereof they may be) I will cover some points that was significant to me.
For straters, he does a great job in defining the purpose of myth , in that it doesn’t mean “fiction”, and why that is important.
It may be that the very reason we wish it to be true is that we were made to wish it, by the One who made it true. God created us incomplete, because the kind of creature than can only be perfected by its own choices [and so through Quest and trial] is more glorious than the kind that has only to be whatever it was made to be by another.
The story may not be true, but maybe the essence of it is. Maybe this really is taking place to some degree in our lives. How serious does our ultimate destiny weigh on our lives? Are we mindful of where we are going?
In leaving today, I have on admonition:
Be kind, for everyone you meet is facing a great battle.