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.”
Sometimes stuck in heart and mind,
we don't know where to walk.
The things we thought were true are blind,
and muted words won't talk.
The test of faith's a painful time
with hope becoming naught,
but searching for the uphill climb
must wait as Christ has taught.
The human ways are rooted out,
that Truth be planted in.
The thoughts of self are filled with doubt.
Just He can save from Sin.
When the way is not yet clearly known,
we wait upon The Way. (John 14:6)
When Wisdom comes from The Bible sown,
it will be plain as day.
If Jesus breaks us, be assured
we will be better, yet.
The test, that we must, now, endure
cannot The Lord beset.
by Jay O’Toole
on June 2nd, 2023