Amidst the ongoing discussion of the Legion which has taken place on this blog for years, we've pulled in many literary references (though nothing stands out more than Moby Dick). Below is a clip from Master and Commander, which was a movie combining a few of Patrick O'Brien's Jack Aubrey novels, and nicely done! As this clip shows, Jack loses a mast in the heart of a storm, which then weighs down the entire ship, threatening to sink it. A decision must be made:
It's not a perfect analogy by any stretch, but just an illustration that might shed light on the current predicament. Discussion might tease out some likenesses and some dissimilarities, or you could find a better illustration from books or films.
[Don't forget the novena -- almost there!]