quote of the day

from Dale Ahlquist’s Common Sense 101: Lessons from G.K. Chesterton

“There is indeed something that children seem to grasp about eternal life that the rest of us have lost. They have abounding vitality; they are in spirit, fierce and free, and yet, as Chesterton says, they want things repeated and unchanged. “They always say, ‘Do it again’; and the grown-up person does it 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.” (Orthodoxy 263-64)

2 Responses to quote of the day

  1. stef October 23, 2006 at 10:36 am #

    I’m confused.  Are you saying Elizabeth Foss found the book by New and David inspirational?  That is hard to believe.  I have the book Real Learning as well.  Could you point out which page she mentions this book, please, as I don’t recall reading anything about New and David’s book in it.  I’m almost positive if she did quote from or say she was inspired by a book, it would have been the one by Schaeffer Macaulay and not the one by New and David.

  2. Melanie Bettinelli October 24, 2006 at 6:43 am #

    No, quite the opposite. Foss recommended the Mcauley book.

    But I accidentally ordered the New and David book through interlibrary loan. I was tired and didn’t pay attention to the author’s name, just the book’s title.

    Thus, when I began to read the New and David book I was quite surprised because it didn’t at all seem like the kind of thing Elizabeth Foss would recommend (because she never would recommend such tripe). I went back and double-checked and, sure enough, the mistake was mine. I got the wrong book and a lesson in paying attention.

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