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.”
I s'pose we all aspire to be
amazing in our own right,
but very few the world can see
by talents, that are so bright.
For most of us it's daily lives.
We eat, and sleep, and work jobs.
Our rest, peace, joy are all fives
of outside, inside doorknobs.
We nameless, faceless human souls
brought Jesus down to search for.
For we are not a number goal
He died and rose His church for.
Humanity may just see ants
when most look at our faces,
but He sees "cans" redeemed from "can'ts"
when He paid sins to grace us.
Though Christmas Day is gone this year,
Eternity is lasting.
His Purpose is forever clear,
"Salvation needs no fasting."
by Jay O’Toole
on December 26th, 2022