Friday, July 08, 2005

7 Days

It’s all about community guys. All about community.

Dumbledore continued, “The Triwizard Tournament’s aim was to further and promote magical understanding. In the light of what has happened—of Lord Voldemort’s return—such ties are more important than ever before….”
“Every guest in this Hall,” said Dumbledore, and his eyes lingered upon the Durmstrang students, “will be welcomed back here, at any time, should they wish to come. I say to you all, once again—in light of Lord Voldemort’s return, we are only as strong as we are united, as weak are we are divided.
Lord Voldemort’s gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great. We can fight it only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust. Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.
It is my belief—and never have I so hoped that I am mistaken—that we are all facing dark and difficult times. Some of you, in this Hall, have already suffered directly at the hands of Lord Voldemort. Many of your families have been torn asunder. A week ago, a student was taken from our midst.
Remember Cedric. Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right, and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.”

The Goblet of Fire p. 627-28 British Version


Rnutt said...

We live in a world where people set off bombs that kill innocent people on the London Underground. A world where 9/11/01 will forever remain in our memories. But instead of striving to separate ourselves and to return hate with hate, we need to come together and show the friendship that Dumbledore notes as vital to fighting evil. Evil brings discord. It aims to divide. Look at the church and how many divisions have broken it apart. Anyone who has belonged to a church that has broken off from another can recognize the hurt and pain brought by discord. That’s not the way God intended it to be. So remember to make the right decision when faced with choosing between “what is right, and what is easy.”

Dad said...

Hmmm. Someone is growing up!

Jules said...

Oh man, that was a classic Dad moment there. Mr. Nutt, I am sure you meant that as a wonderful compliment for your daughter, but I'm not sure if that particular venue (for everyone to see) will make her beam with pride or shrink in embarrassment. Slightly akin to aunts at family reunions who pinch your cheeks and gush over how big you've gotten. :) I'm just teasing you both... I just wish I knew Rach before she "grew up!" I've heard some funny stories! :D