Friday, January 23, 2009

Weekend Thoughts

Greetings All,

There is so much in the news with Obama, recession, Gitmo, Terrorism, Automotive manufacturers, and politicians that I am choosing to write about none of them.

One of the things that continually impresses me about Chesterton is how his writing reflects the universality of Truth. We talk about change so much these days, and indeed life is the progression of the individual through changes, but Chesterton helps us see that change is what happens when an acorn turns into an oak , not an apple turning into an orange.

Chesterton is very much a product of his time as a murder-by-gaslight mystery writer and a proud Englishman. His themes, however cross from early 20th Century London to 13th Century Scholasticism to 9th Century Wessex to 2nd Century Syria. There is a common humanity shared between Angles, Angels, Irish, and Ionians. Throughout the changes of history, there is an eternal now which we all inhabit.

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