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 spring of water, living new,
is full of truth and grace.
He has great hope to give to you.
Now, look upon His Face.
These days we see, that flora grows
is really just a touch
of what we'll see when the heart fully knows
His Blessings ever much.
He once was born in one year's spring.
He died and rose, again,
some decades later, that spring would sing
with the Savior's Gift for men.
"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,"
Who "Up From the Grave Arose."
Let's live each day the world to tell
new life have those he chose.
by Jay O’Toole
on March 22nd, 2023