Not Light

"Light unshared is darkness. To be light indeed, it must shine out. It is of the very essence of light, that it is for others. The thing is true of the spiritual as of the physical light--of the truth as of its type." -George MacDonald, The Hope of the Gospel

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.

A Sign

“It is not enough to be nice; you have to be good. We are attracted by nice people; but only on the assumption that their niceness is a sign of goodness.” – Roger Scruton