Timothy WillardComment

Timothy WillardComment
   thesufjanstevensmodel5000 : 
 
 Eighteen lines extracted from Flannery O’Connor’s  prayer journals ,  recently published : 
 1. My mind is fugitive 2. …disembodied souls hanging in crystals… 3. Contrition in me is largely imperfect. 4. My thanksgiving is never in the form of self-sacrifice. 5. The love of God is the business of reason, not emotion. 6. The nearness of things only comes after death. 7. I don’t want to have invented my faith to satisfy my weakness. 8. Every virtue must be vigorous. 9. The only way to live right is to give up everything. 10. I don’t want to be doomed to mediocrity in my feeling for Christ. 11. I want to feel. I want to love. 12. Hell is our only hope. Without it we are a wasteland. 13. The majesty of my thoughts this evening! 14. The Protestant has to think. The Catholic to submit 15. No one can be an atheist who does not know all things. 16. Only God is an atheist. 17. The devil is the greatest believer and he has his reasons. 18. Today I have proved myself a glutton—for Scotch oatmeal cookies and erotic thought. There is nothing left to say of me. 
 (These could also work as potential chapter titles for my autobiography  There Is Nothing Left To Say of Me  by Sufjan Stevens.)

thesufjanstevensmodel5000:

Eighteen lines extracted from Flannery O’Connor’s prayer journals, recently published:

1. My mind is fugitive
2. …disembodied souls hanging in crystals…
3. Contrition in me is largely imperfect.
4. My thanksgiving is never in the form of self-sacrifice.
5. The love of God is the business of reason, not emotion.
6. The nearness of things only comes after death.
7. I don’t want to have invented my faith to satisfy my weakness.
8. Every virtue must be vigorous.
9. The only way to live right is to give up everything.
10. I don’t want to be doomed to mediocrity in my feeling for Christ.
11. I want to feel. I want to love.
12. Hell is our only hope. Without it we are a wasteland.
13. The majesty of my thoughts this evening!
14. The Protestant has to think. The Catholic to submit
15. No one can be an atheist who does not know all things.
16. Only God is an atheist.
17. The devil is the greatest believer and he has his reasons.
18. Today I have proved myself a glutton—for Scotch oatmeal cookies and erotic thought. There is nothing left to say of me.

(These could also work as potential chapter titles for my autobiography There Is Nothing Left To Say of Me by Sufjan Stevens.)

Timothy Willard loves to sit with his wife by the bonfire and make up stories about Tom the Backyard-Badger for his three lovely daughters. When he's not carving up the Appalachian Mountains on his Salsa El Mariachi, you can find him busy writing a book, collaborating on a book, or reading a book written by someone dead and gone. Timothy studied beauty in the works of C.S. Lewis under theologian Alister McGrath. The author of five books, including Veneer: Living Deeply in a Surface Society (Zondervan), Timothy is currently finishing The Life-Changing Adventure of Chasing Beauty (Eerdmans, 2019), preparing his doctoral thesis for publication, and trying to find a publisher for his first novel The Tempest and the Bloom. He lives somewhere in the south Charlotte woods.