With the dark and terrible things that are happening in the world today, I am reminded of the words that Gandalf said to Frodo:

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.

“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given, us.”

There is much truth here – and a reminder of our responsibility to make this a better place, no matter what the odds are…