Do I love your Dust?
"I do not know what strength is in my blood, but I swear to you I will not let the White City fall, nor our people fail." -Aragorn (The Fellowship of the ring).
I thought of this part of the LOTR in my devotions after reading: "Thou wilt arise and have mercy on Zion; for the time is come to pity her. Her very stones are dear to Thy servants, and even her dust moves them with pity." (Psalms 102:13-14). A great love for a city, a people. Even her dust and stones awakens a smoldering love. Here is a true leader, one that loves the crumbling as much as the glory.
The weakness and the strength, the failure with the victory.
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