GK Chesterton.

I was looking online for things to cheer me up and came across two things. http://www.catholicmemes.com/    (Truly funny and addictive)

And after finding out via facebook, probably via the blogospere, that Pope Francis is a fan of GK Chesterton I started reading quotes and they are all vibrant and full of life. Something that at the moment I’m more than a little envious of.  Anyway I found this quote from Orthodoxy.

“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.”

How true is that? and how perfect it is in describing God’s continual act of creation.  And how true is it that God revels in the happiness of us his children? True childlike happiness rather than the slavery of sin, maybe he watches us as we laugh at Harlem Shake videos and laughs with us? Anyway we should pray for Gilbert’s intercession, wouldn’t it be amazing if he was beatified, God’s Joker and Wit in residence. ‘There are many rooms in my Father’s house’. I want to be in the room with Chesterton in it!


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