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.”
This life is full of many steps
by foot or by the clock,
each day, an exercise's rep,
each night, a charcoal smock.
The life beyond is very real.
We think, but cannot grasp.
The Truth of it can harm or heal.
Forever, it will last.
"Where to from here?" we each intone,
before we rest the pate.
"Will crowds we know or be alone?"
Decisions small and great.
by Jay O’Toole
on February 10th, 2023