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  • William shared from Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination by Vigen Guroian
    Much of what passes for moral education fails to nurture the moral imagination. Yet, only a pedagogy that awakens and enlivens the moral imagination will persuade the child or the student that courage is the ultimate test of good character, that honesty is essential for trust and harmony among persons, and that humility and a magnanimous spirit are goods greater than the prizes won by selfishness, pride, or the unscrupulous exercise of position and power.
  • William shared from Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination by Vigen Guroian
    “It may be,” Chesterton concludes, “that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy, for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we. The repetition in Nature may not be a mere recurrence; it may be a theatrical encore.”
  • William shared from Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination by Vigen Guroian
    As G. K. Chesterton observes in his spiritual autobiography, Orthodoxy, “It is a mark of the essential morality of fairyland (a thing too commonly overlooked) that happiness, like happiness anywhere else, involves an object and even a challenge; we can only admire scenery if we want to get past it.”
  • William shared from The Dark Is Rising (The Dark Is Rising Book 2) by Susan Cooper
    “For the Dark, the Dark is rising. The Walker is abroad, the Rider is riding; they have woken, the Dark is rising. And the last of the Circle is come to claim his own, and the circles must now all be joined. The white horse must go to the Hunter, and the river take the valley; there must be fire on the mountain, fire under the stone, fire over the sea. Fire to burn away the Dark, for the Dark, the Dark is rising!”
  • William shared from The Dark Is Rising (The Dark Is Rising Book 2) by Susan Cooper
    Any great gift or power or talent is a burden,
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William R. Bradford