Do It Again

August 17, 2012 § 2 Comments

“Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again 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. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.”

– G.K. Chesterton, in Orthodoxy


This quote makes me think of going to Mass.  It’s the same actions over and over and yet I am never bored.  Gosh, I love Chesterton!


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§ 2 Responses to Do It Again

  • Paul K. says:

    This is one of my favorite passages from Orthodoxy. He’s saying something very deep and theological but he manages to do it in such a romantic and poetic way.

  • Rose says:

    Yeah I actually downloaded Orthodoxy on my Kindle but haven’t started it yet. I saw this on a Chesterton site. I guess I need to read it!

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