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.”
|In the hope of good to come
The past must find its place to lie down
The present rests in future Day's crown
Each nemesis of tortured thoughts nip my heels
Stepping forward, hope can grow, but doubt, it reels
Logic knows the way ahead, but heart still feels
When all's done the blessings of each joy bell peals.
The future sings its Truth and hopes dance.
Forget what's done, making blest advance.
In the hope of good to come
by Jay O’Toole
on January 30th, 2023