Thursday, March 06, 2008

Chesterton in the Church Bulletin

Everyone one of the staff members in the parish given a chance at writing on the front right conner of the bulletin; they can do whatever they want with it . Well, I could not think of anything to do with it. So I thought I would share some of the wisdom of Chesterton with the parish. Here are the quotes I put in the bulletin:
If people cannot mind their own business it cannot be more economical to pay them to mind each other’s business; and still less to mind each other’s babies; it is simply throwing away a natural force and then paying for an artificial force: as if a man were to water a plant with a hose while holding up an umbrella to protect it from the rain.
G.K. Chesterton, The Superstition of Divorce

The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.
G.K. Chesterton, What’s Wrong With the World

The Truth is, of course, that the curtness of the Ten Commandments is an evidence, not of the gloom and narrowness of a religion, but, on the contrary, of its liberalityand humanity. It is shorter to state the things forbidden than the things permitted: precisely because most things are permitted, and only a few things are forbidden.
G.K. Chesterton, London Illustrated News

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