“Love takes up where knowledge leaves off. The things that we love tell us what we are.”
“When a man takes an oath, Meg, he is holding his own self in his own hands. Like Water. And, if he opens his fingers then — he needn’t hope to find himself again.”
Robert Bolt, A Man For All Seasons
“He prompts you what to say, and then listens to you, and praises you, and encourages you. He bids you mount aloft. He shows you how to become as gods. Then he laughs and jokes with you, and gets intimate with you; he takes your hand, and gets his fingers between yours, and grasps them, and then you are his.”
John Henry Newman
“And then many will fall by the wayside, and will hate and betray one another. False prophets will arise, and lead the people astray. And because of the increase in wickedness, the love of most will grow cold. But those who stand firm in faithfulness to the end will be saved.”
Now might be a good time to grab something substantial, preferably something good that is rooted in moral principles greater than ourselves, and hold on tight. There may be no other way to resist the hysteria and the madness that is beginning to permeate our public behaviour and the thoughts and words of so many.
What we cling to is what we love. And it will tell you truly who you are, because that is who you have chosen to be.
Have a pleasant evening.