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.”
Nights of waiting, will they end?
Dad and Mom have left the Earth.
Will I e'er them see?
Friends and family need the new birth.
Nights of waiting, darksome time.
Tears now shed in earthly clime.
Searching rhythms and each rhyme.
Nights of waiting, hours of rest.
Holding on, forever blest.
Striving toward horizon's crest.
Planting Hope as grain.
Waiting in the soul's dark night.
Forever near to touch.
Faith is spirit's lasting sight.
Worthy it, so much.
by Jay O’Toole
on April 8th, 2021