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 say the things I'd like to say
is always my first goal,
but thoughts expressed of the day to day
may end up not quite whole.
Why do the things, that mean the most
within the heart of me
become some sad words, often toast
when I speak them liberally?
Why do my tries to share the Truth
so often just fall flat?
Why does the zeal from my own youth
seem best when under my hat?
Confused our speech the Lord, He did
when Man built to the stars.
Improper worship must be rid.
So, language met with scars.
Communication fractures much
when views are not the same.
We speak with strength all hearts to touch,
but hearing is to blame.
by Jay O’Toole
on January 24th, 2023