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 energetic principles, good judgment, profound knowledge, and simple stable humor he has gleaned from the likes of C. S. Lewis, Emily Dickinson, William Blake, Helen Keller, G. ok. Chesterton, and may Rogers, to call quite a few. including its winning significant other quantity, Patches of Godlight, Father Tim’s most modern quote magazine is bound facts of the reality of an access from Lord Byron: “A small drop of ink produces that which makes hundreds of thousands think.” “The pleased middle has a continuing feast.” —Proverbs 15: 15 NIV
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Prov 16:23 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. 24 Correct thy son and he shall give thee rest ; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul. Prov 29:17 How much the wife is dearer than the bride. George, Lord Lyttelton You should always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours. Yogi Berra Human nature is what we were put on this earth to rise above. K. Hepburn in The African Queen If we are going to be made into wine, we will have to be crushed ; you cannot drink grapes.
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.
John Aurelio He said not : Thou shalt not be troubled, thou shalt not be tempted, thou shalt not be distressed, but He said: thou shalt not be overcome. Julian of Norwich I am absolutely unshaken in my faith that Gõƒ created us, loves us, and wants us not only to be good but to be happy. Archibald Rutledge There! What Lewis was getting at- There is a sense in which (God) is at the tip oÀ my pen, my spade, my brush, my needle-of my heart and of my thoughts. Teilhard de Chardin Lord, as I scribe these essays, be faithfully at the tip of my heart, thoughts, and pen, I pray thee Copy for C Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.
A Continual Feast: Words of Comfort and Celebration, Collected by Father Tim by Jan Karon