Of course, it is likely enough, my friends, likely enough that we are going to our doom: the last march of the Ents. But if we stayed at home and did nothing, doom would find us anyway, sooner or later. That thought has long been growing in our hearts; and that is why we are marching now. It was not a hasty resolve. Now at least the last march of the Ents may be worth a song. Aye, we may help the other peoples before we pass away.
-Treebeard the Ent, on the road to Isengard
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Jesus Christ, the night before His death, John 15:13
For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Paul, Romans 5:7-8
First “Ent” post: The Last March of the Ents — Doom Comes Seeking
Second “Ent” post: The Last March of the Ents — Using the Time We Have
Final “Ent” post: The Last March of the Ents — To Give a Life, to Gain by Losing