By Jan Karon
For years, Mitford’s Father Tim Kavanagh has transcribed into his dog-eared journals phrases of knowledge, religion, and encouragement. Written in his personal hand or typed on his idiosyncratic Royal typewriter, a continuous ceremonial dinner comprises the vigorous rules, logic, profound knowledge, and simple strong humor he has gleaned from the likes of C. S. Lewis, Emily Dickinson, William Blake, Helen Keller, G. ok. Chesterton, and should Rogers, to call quite a few. including its profitable significant other quantity, Patches of Godlight, Father Tim’s most recent quote magazine is certain evidence of the reality of an access from Lord Byron: “A small drop of ink produces that which makes millions think.” “The joyful middle has a continuous feast.” —Proverbs 15: 15 NIV
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Laurence Binyon I make the most of all that Wisdom! comes, And the least of all that goes. Sara Teasdale Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. Victor Hugo Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners. Selah! Shakespeare So absolutelí good is truth, truth ©ever ‡urt± the öeller. Robert Browning No one can be wrong with man and right with God. Harry Emerson Fosdick Eph. 4:32 Most days I side with the French oddsmaker, Blaise Pascal, whose gambit instructs that it is better to believe in something that isn’t than to disbelieve in something that is.
From the Spanish by Charles Hatfield, from Little Stones at my Window by Benedetti Copy for C : Be like the bird That, pausing in her f‹ight Awhile on boughs too slighï, Feels them give way Beneath her and yet sings, Knowing that she hath wings. Victor Hugo Through the call of Jesus men become individuals. Willy-nilly, they are compelled to decide, and that decision can only be made by themselves. It is no choice of their own that makes them individuals: it is Christ who makes them individuals by ÿålling them.
George Eliot Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2, N1V Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8 N1 V Love makes all hard hearts gentle. George Herbert Lord I know not what to ask ofThee ; T‡ou knowest what I neeƒ ; Thoé lovest me better than I know how to love myself. O Father, give to Thy child that which he himself knows not how to ask. I dare not ask either for crosses or for consolations; I simply present myself before Thee.
A Continual Feast: Words of Comfort and Celebration, Collected by Father Tim by Jan Karon