It was a humbling and abnegation of himself [Letters p203

Gandalf "...sacrificed himself..." an act that one doesn't make without humility.There can be no love without humility'; a great spiritual truth taught by St Thérèse. [Letters p.203]

Aragorn also knows his limits. When he had the chance to take the Ring he resists [in Bree]; his nobility, wisdom and knowledge make it seem easy for him. But due to the fact that he knows of the fault of Isildur in taking the Ring, Aragorn understands the dangers. Tied in with this, are the years of sacrifice he has already made in the fight against Sauron and the heritage that weighs heavily on his shoulders. As the Fellowship prepare to leave Rivendell to start the journey,

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