I have had several people ask for the G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) quote that I used in the introduction of the sermon this past Sunday. I thought it would be best just to post it here and share it with everyone. The quote comes from Chesterton’s classic work, Orthodoxy. Chesterton is regarded by many to be one of the greatest writers of the 20th Century. Here is the quote I shared:
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.
May we never tire of hearing about God’s great work, the Gospel. Through the Gospel, God is making us new and we can be young again, “fierce and free”!