Friday, February 19, 2010

Wisdom from G. K. Chesterton

Criticism Like God's

A Good Critic should be like God in the great saying of a Scottish mystic. George MacDonald said that God was easy to please and hart to satisfy. That paradox is the poise of all good artistic appreciation.

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Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
Hebrews 13:16

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Matthew 5:48


Heavenly Father, we know we can always do more to please you. Help us to see this fact as a cause for celebration, a reason to delight in the work you give us; may we not be pressed down by our responsibilities but be lifed up by them, for in doin your will we draw closer to you, close to joy.


Are you familiar with George MacDonald, the writer mentioned in today's passage by Chesterton? MacDonald was a great influence on Chesterton and many other Christian writers, including C. L. Lewis and J. R.R. Tolkien. If you are on the Internet today, look up a brief biography of George MacDonald. If your interest is Piqued, but or borrow one of his many books.

(Lent and Easter, Wisdom from G. K. Chesterton, Compilation, Prayers and Actions by Thom Satterlee and Robert Moore-Jumonville)

Today, as I leave on retreat, I pray that I may discern more fully the path I will continue to trod through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the love of God and the gentle teachings of Jesus.

Thanks be to God!!!
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  1. Praying for finding your fulfillment in your retreat. Be safe and God bless.


  2. Thanks for sharing this & for the comment! :)


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