Wednesday, January 24, 2007

on childlikeness... not childish-ness

Here is another beautiful quote from a post on my friend Amy's blog:

"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. 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." Orthodoxy, G.K. Chesterton

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't know Amy, of course, but, of her two latest quotes shared with you--I really like her.
May you always be uplifting, spiritual friends!