that I need to preach sometimes to people with literary tastes more like mine~
I am working on my sermon about the Transfiguration and trying to think of a good description of what Peter and James and John thought the Messiah would be like.
Suddenly I thought, Aragorn! They thought Jesus would be like Aragorn! When Boromir was dying, he said it just the right way: “I would have followed you, my brother. My captain. My King.” That’s what they expected to do, not to go up to Jerusalem and watch him get arrested. My brother, my captain, my King. Ride on, King Jesus!!
Then I returned sadly to reality.