Monday, February 3, 2014

The Most Striking Thing in all Tolkien's Letters

The following passage is, according to Dr. Peter Kreeft, "the most striking thing in all Tolkien's Letters." (emphasis added)


"Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament.... There you will find romance, glory, honour, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves upon earth, and more than that: Death: by the divine paradox, that which ends life, and demands the surrender of all, and yet by the taste (or foretaste) of which alone can what you seek in your earthly relationships (love, faithfulness, joy) be maintained, or take on that complexion of reality, of eternal endurance, which every man's heart desires" (Letters, no. 43, pp. 53-54 - as quoted in The Philosophy of Tolkien by Peter Kreeft).

Lord of the Rings Author

Do you feel this way when you think about the Eucharist?

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