Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday's Food For Thought

Continuing last Friday's quote, here's one for this week. You'll recall Banana's comment about my age. That combined with this pregnancy making me feel I am not as young as I was (Banana's pregnancy was a decade ago), led to this week's selection.

"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."- G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

h/t to my dh, always one to remind me how old I'm getting :) Good thing he's right there with me!


Kim H. said...

Beautiful, beautiful quote -- and remember, Leo and I will always be there ahead of you to remind you how young you both are!

Love and miss you all!

Regina said...

oooh, i hadnt even thought that. . . i suppose my first pregnancy was a decade ago as well. wow, thanks for making me feel old too! though i think i saw somewhere that you might be slightly ahead of me. . . YIPPY :)