I’m assuming that my heart for the underdog is why God gave me a quirky kid.
I’m also assuming my fervent desire for any underdog to succeed is rooted in my own underdog underpinnings.
That’s a lot of under.
I like to be out from under, though.
And Frodo Baggins, one of my favorite underdogs in all of book history (next to Zaccheus in the Bible), struggled mightily to come out from under his circumstances.
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien is quite possibly one of the best stories of all time. Any age can read it (or at least have it read to them). I can’t imagine a life circumstance that isn’t dealt with in the book. And there are any number of “giants” to be overcome.
And more than all of that, it is the smallest among us, the ones we think will be least effective, both for change and against evil, who end up being most useful and helpful.
It was the character Galadriel who said,
“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”
Who instilled hope in all of humanity?
Who was most instrumental in winning the battle for The Ring?
The smallest of All.
Oooh, I love me a good underdog story!
Adding to my love for this series? J.R.R. Tolkien was besties with C.S. Lewis. Oh yes they were!
It just doesn’t get better than that.
The movies were fantastic, but these books were rich in detail and painted a picture of good versus evil that I no reader can soon forget. And it left me rooting for the underdog, once again.
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