But here is a paradox: that mysteries such as these provided no disquiet for us, but comfort. Because they granted us permission, and in fact made it necessary, to believe in a God to Whom all mysteries had solutions. With belief in God comes the certainty that the world that He masters has an order. That every single thing in it at least makes sense to Someone. — The Dream of Perpetual Motion, Dexter Palmer
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one. — Honore de Balzac
But fun is the yardstick that boys use to make decisions. When you become a man, you do things because they’re right and good, and because your desire to serve others supersedes your own comfort.
Not mine, but a profound thought. I thought it worthy of re-posting.
A song that I really like:
“Times” by Tenth Avenue North
I know I need you.
I need to love you.
I love to see you, and its been so long.
I long to feel you.
I feel this need for you,
And i need to hear you.
Is that so wrong?
Oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Now you pulled me near you.
When we’re close, I fear you.
Still I’m afraid to tell you
All that I’ve done.
Are you done forgiving,
Or can you look pass my pretending?
Lord, I’m so tired of defending
What I’ve become.
What have I become?
Oh oh, oh, oh, oh oh.
I hear you say, “My love is over,
It’s underneath, it’s inside, it’s in between,
The times you doubt me, when you can’t feel,
The times that you’ve questioned, ‘Is this for real?’
The times you’ve broken, the times that you mend,
The times you hate me and the times that you bend,
Well, my love is over, it’s underneath,
it’s inside, it’s in between,
These times you’re healing,
And when your heart breaks,
The times that you feel like you’ve fallen from grace,
The times you’re hurting, the times that you heal,
The times you go hungry and attempted to steal,
In times of confusion and chaos and pain,
I’m there in your sorrow under the weight of your shame
I’m there through your heartache
I’m there in the storm,
My love, I will keep you by my power alone.
I don’t care where you’ve fallen, where you have been,
I’ll never forsake you
My love never ends, it never ends.”
Oh oh, oh, oh, oh oh.
Look it up. You won’t be disappointed.