07 January 2013

About the Times We Live In

I was speaking  about U.S. politics with a gent this morning. He was bemoaning how evil the times seem to be, and said he wished he'd been born in another time, another place.

I quoted Gandalf to him: "So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.

I watched the light slowly dawn in his eyes.



How are you spending your time, these days?
"So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times!"  (Ephesians 5:11, The Message Bible)

4 comments:

ProudHillbilly said...

Gee, you'd think Tolkien was a devout Christian or something...

Rev. Paul said...

Yeah, I noticed that too. :)

Matt said...

Curious... as you provided your wisdom, did he offer any reason as to why he thought that the times were so evil?

Rev. Paul said...

Matt, I should have specified: we were discussing politics, health care, gun control, etc. He was a discouraged conservative, but is now thinking about how he can get involved.