Margot Starbuck on Tony Campolo's blog Red Letter Christians talks about the Christian symbolism in literary works like The Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings and, thinking of seemingly insignificant heroes like Lucy and Frodo, asks the following questions:
I wonder, how would my life be different if it is the rule? Or, what if I already am participating in such a mission? How would I know? What does it mean? How does it affect my daily life? How does it influence the decisions I make day to day?
What if participating with God in a mission bigger than ourselves was actually part of the master plan? What if journeying through life as the King’s chosen agent, liberating captives, was never meant to be a literary rarity? What if losing our lives as brave bearers of the new kingdom, was never meant to be the exception? What if it’s the rule?