Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Epic Film Has Heart- Warming Message

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Epic Film Has Heart- Warming Message

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ONE OF the most moving scenes for me in the last movie of the epic Lord of the Rings Trilogy was when Frodo collapsed on the very slopes of Mount Doom.

So near to the end of a long, long journey, with their destination finally in view, the ring-bearer could go no further.

With victory so close at hand, the forces of evil were about to win. Frodo's faithful companion, Sam, pleaded with his friend to get-up and keep going, to finish the task before it was too late.

When his fellow hobbit would not stir, Sam, himself exhausted beyond words, said, "Come on, Mr Frodo, I can't carry it for you, (meaning the ring), but I can carry you."

It was a great struggle, but Sam picked up Frodo and carried him to the heart of Mount Doom, where victory would finally be won.

At one time or another, each of us needs a Sam.

Someone to rescue us from the brink of failure, to communicate confidence and worth in the face of impending defeat.

This film reminded me of the battle-scarred, travel-weary, and discouraged generation of people who refused to get-up and enter the land provided for them. …

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