Call them mentors, tutors, teachers...whatever.
In the end, the hero makes the unbelievable impact on the world, but the audience knows they couldn't have done it without that one person who believed in them even when things got tough. Usually these wise leaders are somewhat frustrating for the hero. Often they are seen letting the hero make decisions that they know will have difficult consequences, but in the end they are a constant reminder of hope, help, and inspiration to the hero. They tend to have some pretty crazy skills up there sleeve, they are humble and someone who almost everyone wants to look up to.
I'm thinking I need to get myself one of those. Haha. I am really in need of some guidance and wisdom right now. The Bible numerous times talks about the importance of mentorship, discipleship, and wise council.
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.
Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.
I really need that right now. I'm walking through life feeling very alone, but I don't have to be. Seeking Godly advice is one of the best things for us as Christians. We cannot live the Christian life if we walk through it alone. How can we grow without the wisdom and guidance of ones who have gone before us? We need the insight of other Christians to help us in not only our personal walk with God, but also when it comes to living in Christ by living in community with one another. Great kings often sought council with wise leaders and friends... even in the craziest Hollywood movies we see examples of guidance. Stories portray a hero walking through life to accomplish great feats, but not without a wise person directing them down the proper path. If a secular world can see the importance of mentorship, how much more important does God place it?
So my newest quest: find myself a Gandalf.