Broken Down Poetry

“I went home very quietly, as I say, thinking about the strange elements that not only combine to make life, but must be combined in our idea of life, before we can form a true theory about it. Now-a-days, the vulgar notion of what is life-like in any annals is to be realised by sternly … Continue reading Broken Down Poetry

Necessary Food

"How many people would like to be good, if only they might be good without taking trouble about it! They do not like goodness well enough to hunger and thirst after it, or to sell all that they have that they may buy it; they will not batter at the gate of the kingdom of … Continue reading Necessary Food

The Bond Cannot be Broken

“No amount of wrong-doing in a child can ever free a parent from the necessity of doing all he can to help and save his child; the bond between them cannot be broken. - It is the vulgar, slavish, worldly idea of freedom, that it (freedom) consists in being bound to nothing.” – George MacDonald

On Forgiveness, with CS Lewis

"He doesn’t say that we are to forgive other people’s sins provided they are not too frightful, or provided there are extenuating circumstances, or anything of that sort. We are to forgive them all, however spiteful, however mean, however often they are repeated." - CS Lewis

A Long Road

George MacDonald said, "It is long before some people learn to speak the truth, even after they know it is wicked to lie." Perhaps it is also long before some people learn what "good" means, and how to be and do good, even after they know it is wrong to do "bad" things.