Archives For August 2013

When I lay these questions before God I get no answer. But a rather special sort of ‘No answer.’ It is not the locked door. It is more like a silent, certainly not uncompassionate, gaze. As though He shook His head not in refusal but waiving the question. Like, ‘Peace, child; you don’t understand.

C.S. Lewis

Imagination is a gift given to us from God and each one of us use it differently.

Brian Jacques

Maybe the paths that you each shall tread are already laid before your feet though you do not see them.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

It disappoints me when I see those opposed to the Christian faith butcher scripture in barbaric fashion. Quoting a single verse without any understanding of context or meaning doesn’t make one knowledgeable of the nature of God or Christian morality as a whole. It is very easy to quote a verse as opposed to reading the chapter, understanding the context of the epistle, prayer, seeking guidance and inspiration, etc. 

Baldwin IV

Don’t be ashamed to weep; ‘tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.

Brian Jacques, Taggerung

Whatever their bodies do affects their souls. It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds: in reality our best work is done by keeping things out…

C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

iustificati igitur ex fide pacem habeamus ad Deum per Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum (Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ)

Romans 5:1 (Latin Vulgate)

In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Ignoranti, quem portum petat, nullus suus ventus est (For those who don’t know which port they are headed to, no wind is favorable.)