by Jay O'Toole
We live much of life amid unique choices. Joy is anchored in The One beyond our life.
"Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement.
One fails forward toward success."
C. S. Lewis
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen:
not only because I see it,
but because by it I see everything else."
C. S. Lewis
“I have come home at last!
This is my real country!
I belong here.
This is the land
I have been looking for all my life,
though I never knew it till now...
Come further up, come further in!”
― C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle
“The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
To live our lives in a sullen mood
is really quite the norm.
So, having peace, to some seems rude.
"How can you rest in the storm?"
The Prince of Peace was born on Earth
to pay our debt of sin,
that we could have His Blest New Birth,
and share this peace with men.
This peace with God, the foundation for
all other kinds of peace.
The Peace of God in Christ, the Door
is a sullen mood's release.
The Gift of Peace can ne'er be earned,
nor grasped by reaching hands.
With peace received, and usage learned
we rest in God's best Plans.
by Jay O’Toole
on January 13th, 2023