...More Mitford Wisdom...
"And how was your winter, Mr. Adderholt?" asks Father Tim
"...Winter was too dadblame long; hit was too dadblame cold; hit snowed too dadblamed deep; an' I'm dern glad t' see it over with." replied Mr. Jubal Adderholt (who could be quoting betheelou around January 31st !)
"Keep a clear eye toward life's end. Do not forget your purpose and destiny as God's creature. What you are in his sight is what you are and nothing more. Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take nothing you have received...but only what you have given; a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage." Agnes Merton in Light From Heaven
The prayer that never fails..."Thy will be done."
"Paul and Moses were murderers, Rahab was a prostitute, David was an adulterer. The list goes on!" said Father Tim "Every saint has a past... and every sinner has a future!"
"I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." Galatians 2:20
..."If the trials of many years were gathered into one, they would overwhelm us; therefore, in pity to our little strength, He sends us first one, then another, then removes both, and lays on us a third, heavier, perhaps, than either; but all so wisely measured to our strength that the bruised reed is never broken. We do not enough look at our trails in this continuous and successive view. Each one is sent to us to teach us something, and altogether they have a lesson which is beyond the power of any to teach alone." H.E. Manning and Father Tim
"How does Jesus get in us?" asks five year old Sissy to Father Tim one afternoon
"We ask Him in. When we do that, He comes and lives in our hearts." replies Father Tim
She put her hand over her heart, furrowed her brow, and listened intently.
"What does 'e do in there all day?"