In the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming them, there is one plain and simple principle; a principle which will probably be called a paradox. There exists in such a case a certain institution or law; let us say for the sake of simplicity, a fence or gate erected across a road. The … Continue reading Regarding Fences With GK Chesterton
“In Francis Thompson's poetry, as in the poetry of the universe, you can work infinitely out and out, but yet infinitely in and in. These two infinities are the mark of greatness; and he was a great poet.” Excerpt From All Things Considered Gilbert Keith Chesterton https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewBook?id=361533707 This material may be protected by copyright.
The clotted woods are dim, the day Ever expires and still expands: The River finds its wandering way From what unfathomable lands, And God who made our hearts so great, Our little hearts that hold the world, Hangs this high moment with a weight Of banners drooping, but not furled. For we too broaden though … Continue reading Warsash, 1917
“Orthodox Christianity doesn’t set out to be merely a code of ethics, or merely a set of suggestions for leading a beautiful life. It purports to be a rational explanation of the universe. All the stuff about faith being opposed to reason is misleading: Christianity is rooted in reason, and the first thing it requires … Continue reading A Rational Explanation of the Universe
…And thus we rust Life’s iron chain Degraded and alone: And some men curse, and some men weep, And some men make no moan: But God’s eternal Laws are kind And break the heart of stone. And every human heart that breaks, In prison-cell or yard, Is as that broken box that gave Its … Continue reading The Heart of Stone