Sunday, January 3, 2010

Patches of Godlight

The Mitford Books by Jan Karon are one of my all time favorite series. I'll tell you why...

The story is told from the perspective of Father Tim Kavanaugh who lives in the little town of Mitford. The books are filled with humor and life lessons. Often you will find yourself laughing or welling up with tears, but mostly, for me, I always feel like a better person after I've read a chapter or two.

Patches of Godlight is a little book filled with the favorite quotes of Father Tim. When a particular passage would strike him, he would jot it down in this "quote book". The book is filled with the wisdom of poets, humorists, clerics and philosophers.

As the back cover states, For words that Speak to the heart, and thinking that opens the windows of the soul, you too will cherish this book...

If you don't have the book or aren't a big reader, not to worry! I will be sharing quotes from his book with you. Yes you! Right here on this little blog!!!

The first quote is this, enjoy...

We-or at least I-shall not be able to adore God on the highest occasions if we have learned no habit of doing so on the lowest. At best, our faith and reason will tell us that He is adorable, but we shall not have found Him so, not have "tasted and seen."

Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are "patches of god light" in the woods of experience.

C.S. Lewis,
Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer


Jackie said...

I LOVE the Mitford series - such sweet books with such great characters!! I'll be looking forward to the quotes from this one!!

Florence said...

It always so good to have a good book to go to for inspirations and thought processing. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Florence

MODERN Prairie Girl said...

I love hearing what girlfriends are reading---this looks like a good one.

This is going to be a wonderful year for you, Laurie!


Simple Dimple Primitives said...

A must read for me.....thanks for sharing!

Celticlass said...

Dear Laurie,
You truly have a blessed spirit. I love CS Lewis, and the woods. This is exactly what I needed tonight.
Thank You for sending God's Goodness my way.
Many Blessings,

Shyra said...

I love quotes and have my own quote book that I started almost 10years ago. Thanks for sharing...may need to run out and grab a copy of this little treasure! :o)

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