Thursday, May 29, 2008

Father Brown's Father

Today is G.K. Chesterton's birthday -- so I was going to post, but Jeffrey already did it better. Love the quotes that Jeff picked, including one relating to his own field:

“By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed from the proposition that a masterpiece may be unpopular to the other proposition that unless it is unpopular it cannot be a masterpiece.”

Or my favorite Chesterton chestnut:

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.”

Oh, for any of my "unchurched" friends reading this and feeling prickly about it --don't. He isn't talking about you -- he is talking to those of us in the church. Hard pressed to find any of us Christ-ians living Christ's ideal.

-Just my thoughts,


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