A Continual Feast: Words of Comfort and Celebration, by Jan Karon

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 banquet includes the energetic 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. okay. Chesterton, and should Rogers, to call quite a few. including its winning spouse quantity, Patches of Godlight, Father Tim’s newest quote magazine is bound evidence of the reality of an access from Lord Byron: “A small drop of ink produces that which makes hundreds of thousands think.” “The pleased center has a continuing feast.” —Proverbs 15: 15 NIV

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I can only love one person at a time. Mother Teresa Philanthropy from the Greek philanthropos, or lover of mankind As Christians, we can’t love the whole world. But we should remember that God has placed us in a specific community at a particular time. We’re called to love those around us. Loving them means serving them-and in doing so, we become the best of citizens. S. Lewis For several centuries famous birds have flown over the vast fields of poetry the swallow the nightingale the lark the skylark the linnet the hummingbird the raven the golden oriole and of course the phoenix have all been invited by poets to populate their forests decorate their skies and stuff their metaphors I ’m going to stick my neck out here for the discriminated birds / those that never or only rarely make an appearance those poor forgotten birds that are full of memory Ask Hope, C s ’ b’day and so here I write the canary the sparrow the thrush the blackbird the widow the starling the cardinal the turtledove the magpie the gardener the kingfisher the king-bird so that they can make their way into poetry at least this once even it it’s just /as on this occasion through the back door.

G. K. Chesterton You’re as welcome as flowers in May. Charles Macklin My mother’s old saying If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Kierkegaard True elegance consists of saying all that should be said, and that only.

Kierkegaard True elegance consists of saying all that should be said, and that only.

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