Frodo Sets Out Alone

In this scene from the Lord of the Rings, Frodo sets out on his own to take the ring to Mordor:

What happened to Samwise Gamgee when he entered the water?

  • He started to drown.
  • Frodo pulled him into the boat.

Why did Sam enter the water even though he couldn't swim?

  • He had made a promise to accompany Frodo all the way to Mordor.
  • He was going to keep his promise no matter what.

What aspects of God's loyalty to us do we see in Sam's actions?

  • God will never leave us, even if we try to leave Him.
  • God is willing to sacrifice His very life to protect us.
  • Through the Eucharist especially, God stays near us and literally gives us His life.