What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Chestertonianisms



"The world will never starve for want of wonders; but only for want of wonder." 

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"Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, "Do it again"; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, "Do it again" to the sun; and every evening, "Do it again" to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be 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."

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 "We should always endeavor to wonder at the permanent thing, not at the mere exception. We should be startled by the sun, and not by the eclipse. We should wonder less at the earthquake, and wonder more at the earth."
 

5 comments:

Julian said...

Prisms?;) I got some for the kids. Saving them for a treat. Wanting some myself.
Interesting passages. Gives me something to think about.
Christina

Mary P said...

I just hung up some prisms a week ago and my girls have been enjoying chasing the rainbows as they dance on our walls :-)

Cathy said...

I love Chesterton quotes and I forgot about this one, so thank you! I remember my daughter Mary (comment above) tried to catch the "rainbow" on our living room floor in a by putting a cup on top of it.

Psalms w guitar said...

“The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.”
― G.K. Chesterton

Anna Yager said...

I just read that one of the Catholic bishops in England is considering starting the process to have Chesterton declared a Saint. Great move, in my opinion.