"Great beauty was something he had to work up to, he had to take it in slowly, not gulping, but sipping. He put his hands over his eyes and saw the stars dancing behind his hands, another double image in this deep and silent night." The thoughts of Father Tim, the main character in A New Song, a book in the Mitford Series by Jan Karon
"Father, this is serious business. Give us Your wisdom, we pray, to do what is just, what is healing, what is needed. Give us discernment, also, by the power of your Holy Spirt, and soften our hearts toward one another and toward You. In Jesus' name." Father Tim, a character in Out to Canaan by Jan Karon
"He felt a provoking urge to flee to Lord's Chapel and kneel at the railing." 3rd person referring to Timothy Kavanagh in Somewhere Safe with Someone Good by Jan Karon
"I wander alone and ponder. I muse, I mope, I ruminate." John Adams, (1735–1826), 2nd president of the US 1797–1801 in John Adams by David McCullough
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