Hope Rising

Saturday, November 27, 2010

An additional thought on "A 'Yes' to God's Earth"

What we need is not the old acceptance of the world as a compromise, but some way in which we can heartily hate and heartily love it.  We do not want joy and anger to neutralize each other and produce a surly contentment; we want a fiercer delight and fiercer discontent.  We have to see the universe at once as an ogre's castle, to be stormed, and yet as our own cottage, to which we can return at evening.
G.K. Chesterton (saying it better in one paragraph than I could in ten)

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