“Even the Wise Cannot See All Ends” – Gandalf’s Wisdom Applied to the Trump Era
In a time of deep divisions in our country, where can we turn for counsel? It turns out that J.R.R. Tolkien’s character Gandalf, the wizard from The Lord of the Rings, has wisdom that is both reassuring and challenging for our times: “Even the Wise Cannot See All Ends…” This message, while reassuring, also challenges us to be less focused on ends, particularly short-term ends, and more focused on… well, that’s what we’ll be exploring! (It wouldn’t be an adventure if we learned it all up-front). Preaching will be Rev. Stephen Landale, who has served as a hospice chaplain in Corvallis and Eugene for nearly six years and previously served for eleven years as a full-time UU minister in New England and Eugene. Rev. Landale’s keeps Tolkien’s books next to his Bible at home, and loves the Oregon coast.