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.”
Time to rest, and see the sights,
renewing time with friends.
Time to rest through days and nights,
restoring hearts will mend.
Time to rest within a cloistered
place, that time floats on.
Time to rest, where work and toil
are faced, and need be gone.
Time to rest, reflecting where
we've been, and need to go.
Time to rest, while learning prayer
with answers, He may show.
Time to rest is time to be,
unfettered by a "should."
Time to rest with eyes to see.
We're learning what is good.
by Jay O’Toole
on February 16th, 2023