There’s much talk going on about some company in the UK wanting to build a life-size replica of Minas Tirith. Wouldn’t it be cool to take a stroll through that city while reading portions from the Return of the King? It would bring part of Tolkien’s book to life. I imagine that our reaction would be similar to some poor or homeless person walking into our own home and imagining living the life we live.
It’s wonderful to dream, as long as we remain in touch with reality. When our dreams have no room for social justice, they have no room in our society. The needs of the unfortunate ones won’t disappear because we ignore them. As interesting as the project sounds, I think money would be better spent building houses and facilities for those who don’t have the luxury to afford respectable living conditions. Thus, instead of building a large Minas Tirith to tickle our imagination, we’d build smaller versions of the city by giving a home and respectable living conditions to those who live without means and, perhaps, without hope.
Be a light to your world today!
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