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What to Do With the Time Given Us by Michael Valliant

Frodo Baggins had reached a point in his life and his quest where he didn’t want to carry on. In J.R.R. Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring, Frodo wished things weren’t the way they were. His wise advisor Gandalf replied, “So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to de-

cide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” Gandalf’s words made their way into a sermon Fr. Bill Ortt gave at Christ Church Easton and have since assimilated themselves into my mind as a kind of mantra. Decide what to do with the time that we have. And no one knows how much time that is.


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