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 Rise of Man in all of Earth
is said to be by chance,
but how can chance create each birth,
predicted in advance?
How do I know the life, that comes
is known by Some Blest Mind?
How do you know, that living sums
are made of chance so blind?
No proof have we, that chance or God
has brought us here, today,
but "In the end, we'll all applaud
the Truth, that wins," we say.
It's faith, that proves our points so grand
to ev'ry human mind.
It's pride, that has all others banned
by hearts not very kind.
So, hold your thought, that chance creates.
I'll never be afraid,
for it's not sure on any dates
what sperm and egg have made.
But if the God, Who made us all
has anything to say,
then when His summons is our call,
we'll go to Him that day.
Prepare your heart to meet the One,
Whose Life has made you live.
He'll give you to His Living Son
by His Mercy to forgive.
by Jay O’Toole
on May 4th, 2023