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.”
The birth of Jesus in the barest cave
was needed when the temperatures were mild.
His victory was won o'er dankest grave
by He, Who had been manger's little child.
Methinks the days were very close toge'er
for He, Who always knows the rightest time.
He paid my cost, that I in deepest care
could find relief in His Great Gift sublime.
Up from the grave, He surely rose to stand
before His Father, living ev'ry Word.
The things alike make up the picture grand.
The Truth forever spoken to be heard.
The bookends of His Life were these two caves,
that sons be made of ev'ryone He saves.
by Jay O’Toole
on March 20th, 2023