My latest article has been posted over at Catholic Exchange.
The story of Beren and Lúthien isn’t exactly a “feel good” story about an underdog triumphing against great odds. No, it reads as more of a tragedy than a comedy. Still, it is not strictly tragic, and like The Lord of the Rings, it hints at joy and peace beyond the sorrows of this world. In our time, as tragedy and grief seem to be mounting against us, we need to be reminded that sorrow and pain do not have the final say in our lives, even though it is so tempting to believe that they do.Whatcha waitin for? Get on over thar and check it out!
Joy Beyond the Walls of the World: Why Catholics Should Embrace Tolkien's Beren and Lúthien
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