Splintered Fragment

I didn’t know it until today, but this is why I write.

“We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed only by myth-making, only by becoming ‘sub-creator’ and inventing stories, can Man aspire to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall. Our myths may be misguided, but they steer however shakily towards the true harbour, while materialistic ‘progress’ leads only to a yawning abyss and the Iron Crown of the power of evil.”

—J.R.R. Tolkien


3 thoughts on “Splintered Fragment

  1. I’ve never run across that quote by him. I have always believed that when the Bible says we are made in the image of God, it’s that creative ability that it’s talking about. We are co-creators of our world now. What we DO with that creativity — whether for good or for evil — is what it’s all about… JMO…


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